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2020.08.27 20:18 help-reporters Seeking Entrepreneur Journeys

Name: Sheldon Chi
Media Outlet: One Million by One Million
Deadline: 2020-08-28
Query: Hi, My name is Sheldon Chi. I am responsible for coordinating stories for the 1Mby1M blog [1mby1m.com]]. The Entrepreneur Journeys (EJ) series is our flagship series and we're looking for interesting companies with at least $5 million in annual revenue to feature in lengthy feature stories. We are interested in interviewing the entrepreneur who can and is willing to discuss, at length, the nuances of the strategy and process of company building, spanning topics such as bootstrapping, financing, positioning, customer acquisition, channels, team building, etc. To pitch, please provide revenue level, industry (Our interests: E-Commerce, Cloud Computing, SaaS, Mobile, Social, Big Data, IoT, FinTech, Digital Media, Gaming, Healthcare IT, Online Education, etc.) and focus of the story angle in terms of company-building experience. We use the revenue level as a qualification criterion for selecting entrepreneurs to profile. We don't necessarily have to publish this number in the actual story. The Entrepreneur Journeys series has already produced 12 books (http://tinyurl.com/4p4phwy). You can see examples of the series on our blog (http://tinyurl.com/d8m9mt). This blog is part of the One Million by One Million global initiative, whose aim is to help a million entrepreneurs reach $1 million in annual revenue. We also use the EJ interviews as case studies to teach other entrepreneurs how to navigate the entrepreneurial waters. You get publicity, as well as a platform to share your lessons from the trenches with a large number of aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs. 1M/1M has syndication relationships with many venues: HBR, Xconomy, SmallBizTrends, EconomicTimes (India), Women 2.0, Mashable, Huffington Post, Business Insider, ReadWriteWeb, and several other sites. Articles we develop through these interviews often get repackaged for the syndication partners. The 1Mby1M blog was named by Forbes in the Top 100 Blog for Entrepreneurs (http://onforb.es/1a6RkOs). The procedure is to have a one-hour interview by phone or in-person in Menlo Park, at our office. We will provide the dial-in for phone interviews, and the address for the in-person interviews.
Requirements: When you send in your pitch, please be sure to include the revenue level, as it is the primary criterion we use to select stories. Unlike other entrepreneurship media, we do not look for financing as a criterion for determining story worthiness. Also, if your revenue threshold is below the $5M level currently, you are welcome to email me, and I will check if your story might fit in any of our other series. To give you a flavor, here are some of our other ongoing series: The 1M/1M Deal Radar: Revenue between $1M and $5M, high growth rate. We typically do email interviews for this series. Thought Leader Interviews: We also have Thought Leader Series opportunities in Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Mobile and Social, Big Data, Outsourcing, Online Education, e-commerce, Gaming, Online Fashion, HealthcareIT, Internet Of Things, etc. These require, however, that the company has a minimum of $5M in revenue.

https://app.systhub.com/smart_pitches/27593
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https://mashable.com/article/kfc-3d-printed-chicken-nuggets/
KFC is partnering with a Russian research lab to start growing and 3D printing it's own Chicken Nuggets. They will be made out of chicken and plant cells, and their production will have significantly less impact on the environment and save energy.
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2020.07.13 04:34 zaddyskitten Dinner tonight: sauteed kale, bacon, and creamy mashed cauliflower

https://imgur.com/a/By51o38
First, ya boil the cauliflower until it's super soft, then drain it. Melt about a stick of butter per head of cauliflower. It should be mostly mashable with a wooden spoon. Add a bunch of cream. You're gonna need to use more if you do what I did and let it reduce too long. Add seasoning. This time, I added grated Parmesan, garlic powder, black pepper, and a little bit of cayenne. Add a small amount of vinegar (I used ACV) to cut the creaminess.
My partner made the kale, and I'm not exactly sure how. I think she just let it sit in the pan on high heat for a long time. She used olive oil instead of butter so it wouldn't be too rich. Season it. We accidentally added too much salt to both veggies but other than that they were really good.
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2020.07.06 16:06 SuccessfulOperation Masha DROKOVA, Epstein's publicist was a *Russian 28-year old pro-Putin activist and Nashi youth leader turned Silicon Valley investor* in AI and bitcoin

This.
Is.
NUTS.
Do we have another Anna Chapman, Maria Butina, or Agata Burdonova situation??? 🔴 🚨 ⚠
Here is her twitter: https://twitter.com/mashadrokova http://archive.is/2AviJ
She's the infamous youth activist who kissed Putin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTIi4tGRoi8
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2017/03/13/former-pro-putin-activist-celebrates-us-green-card-on-instagram-a57408
https://twitter.com/TwentyTwentyUSA/status/1279875899702345729
Nashi is a Russian state-backed youth nationalist group:
https://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/08/world/europe/08moscow.html
https://www.cnbc.com/putin-generation-russias-loyal-youth/
Mariia "Masha" Drokova "immigrated to the U.S. in 2014 and opened a PR consultancy. Through it she led publicity campaigns for clients including Gett, Houzz, HotelTonight, and Masquerade, later acquired by Facebook." The same Facebook that took millions from Yuri Milner in 2010 when they had trouble fundraising
Here is her allegedly "distancing herself" from Putin in 2016: https://mashable.com/2016/01/06/putin-drokova-russia-new-york/#Co.y2bHMugqK
Heres profiles of her in 2017:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
Here's another profile in 2018: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/masha-drokova-day-one-ventures-2018-1
Yet another Forbes profile in 2018: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ayurellahornmulle2018/12/23/from-pro-putin-activist-to-venture-capitalist-the-30-under-30-vc-elevating-founder-relationships
Heres another fluff lifestyle piece: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/i-am-living-proof-of-the-american-dream-with-masha-drokova-founder-of-day-one-ventures/

HERE IS HER IN 2017 SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF EPSTEIN!:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/what-kind-researcher-did-sex-offender-jeffrey-epstein-fund-he-told-science-he-died
What kind of researcher did sex offender Jeffrey Epstein like to fund? He told Science before he died
By Jeffrey Mervis Sep. 19, 2019 , 4:15 PM
In August 2017, I received an email from publicist Masha Drokova asking whether I wanted to interview her client, Jeffrey Epstein.
“I saw your piece on [President Donald] Trump’s science budget,” she wrote, referring to a story on the president’s proposed massive cuts to research in his 2018 budget request to Congress. “Jeffrey has an interesting perspective on what it will take to fill the gaps. … Would you like to speak with him next week?”
Why is this “publicist” who works on behalf of Jeffery Epstein also trying to email people who write about Trump’s science budget? We know Epstein made strategic investments in various science and tech ventures but the fact someone was so enthralled by an article about Trump to just insert Epstein in there is super strange and out of the blue. Especially when the topic is government funding of science, not private funding.
Did you know she's the RECIPIENT OF A RUSSIAN NATIONAL MEDAL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FATHERLAND?!
But some Russians view Ms. Drokova, a recipient of a Russian national medal for “contributions to the fatherland,” as a traitor. She drew cries of hypocrisy on social media after speaking glowingly of the U.S. and receiving her green card. She says her personal “mentors” have included top political figures like Vladislav Surkov, who is on Washington’s Ukraine-related sanctions list, and even President Vladimir Putin himself.
...
After moving to Moscow as a teen, Ms. Drokova led what looked like a charmed life, with an apartment, a car, and her own pro-Putin online TV show called “Zhivaya Sreda” or “Live Medium.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
or how about posing as an entrepreneur?
In an episode about Anna Chapman, a Russian spy arrested in the U.S. after posing as an entrepreneur, Ms. Drokova, as host, said she agrees with the view that serving the cause of Russian intelligence is an honorable activity. She now says that she doesn’t recall the episode but that it’s possible she felt that way then.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
You've got to me kidding me right now. This is just blatant.
https://twitter.com/kerikukral/status/1276330792290062342
https://twitter.com/peter_haas/status/1276341941593165830
https://twitter.com/kerikukral/status/1276350794061828106
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279972525863305217
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279972923927924737
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279973355626672128
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279973568428814339
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279974455465345025
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279974808428720128
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279999685516824578
https://twitter.com/arapaho415/status/1279916936881532930
UPDATE:
Heres one of her recent investments that cross-list with BILL BROWDER’S SON! Bill Browder is A TARGET OF PUTIN FOR THE MAGNITSKY ACT!:
https://twitter.com/jbrowder1/status/1197382104926932992
https://twitter.com/Betsy_DeFaux/status/1280001598186496000
https://www.wsj.com/articles/taking-the-law-into-your-own-handheld-1541968596
A former supposed Russia Today (RT) employee and alleged Russian Troll factory employee confirmed this months ago:
https://twitter.com/sashaamato/status/1209154295104516096
https://twitter.com/sashaamato/status/1209155274344402945
Allegedly Esther Dyson of “Edge” got Masha Drokova her visa and served as her mentor. Esther Dyson is FREEMAN DYSON's daughter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
Ms. Drokova says she has “lost count” of the number of times she had met with Mr. Putin. She said she hasn’t been in touch with him or his government since 2010. Tech investor Esther Dyson, who sits on the board of Russian search engine giant Yandex NV, said she has been a mentor to Ms. Drokova. “Most amazing people had some kind of a learning experience,” Ms. Dyson said. “With the help of her Nashi experience, she has gained a respect for the truth.”
EPSTEIN INVESTED IN “EDGE” with Esther Dyson:
https://dev.edge.org/q2005/q05_5.html http://archive.is/wip/tnJNR
https://www.wired.com/2005/01/the_edge_thirdc/
https://www.edge.org/memberbio/esther_dyson
https://web.archive.org/web/20011217232002/http://www.edge.org/documents/dinner2001/dinner2001.html
Also, Esther Dyson was training to be a Cosmonaut for a while... and lived in Russia...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI5msZCKcrw
https://www.nasa.gov/offices/nac/members/Dyson-bio.html
https://archive.fortune.com/2010/02/19/technology/cosmonaut_esther_dyson.fortune/index.htm
In June 2019, Drokova is doing interviews about FinTech disruption i.e. CIRCUMVENTING BANKING INFRASTRUCTURE...did Putin’s sanctions get too rough???
https://www.paymentssource.com/news/banks-no-longer-cut-it-why-a-young-vc-firm-is-fueling-open-banking-startups
“We see that fintech offerings are merging with consumer products. General banks no longer cut it because finances are a major part of our lives, but banks don’t cover all of the use cases,” said Masha Drokova, founder and general partner of Day One Ventures.
...
“While some consumers select an institution based on technology, it is clear that the vast majority of consumers continue to decide based on branch locations and ATM coverage,” Sloane said. “Even if a consumer is aware of the technological shortcomings of their current institution, these tech issues are rarely sufficient to drive the consumer to a new institution.”
Here is a much longer tweet thread about weird inconsistencies about Masha’s quick rise to the top:
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950981504684033
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950984650350597
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950992015577088
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950994360164352
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950998038605825
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950999330410498
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951000903303169
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951009061240832
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951011472953345
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951014425751552
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951016057335809
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951017726636032
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951019245006850
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951020704612352
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951022353010688
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174957653593751553
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174960066450952192
Seems like she's overseas right now:
https://twitter.com/mashadrokova/status/1279355701282963457
http://archive.is/tutSd
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2020.07.06 15:53 SuccessfulOperation Masha DROKOVA, Epstein's publicist was a *Russian 28-year old pro-Putin activist and Nashi youth leader turned Silicon Valley investor* in AI and bitcoin

This.
Is.
NUTS.
Do we have another Anna Chapman, Maria Butina, or Agata Burdonova situation??? 🔴 🚨 ⚠
Here is her twitter: https://twitter.com/mashadrokova http://archive.is/2AviJ
She's the infamous youth activist who kissed Putin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTIi4tGRoi8
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2017/03/13/former-pro-putin-activist-celebrates-us-green-card-on-instagram-a57408
https://twitter.com/TwentyTwentyUSA/status/1279875899702345729
Nashi is a Russian state-backed youth nationalist group:
https://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/08/world/europe/08moscow.html
https://www.cnbc.com/putin-generation-russias-loyal-youth/
Mariia "Masha" Drokova "immigrated to the U.S. in 2014 and opened a PR consultancy. Through it she led publicity campaigns for clients including Gett, Houzz, HotelTonight, and Masquerade, later acquired by Facebook." The same Facebook that took millions from Yuri Milner in 2010 when they had trouble fundraising
Here is her allegedly "distancing herself" from Putin in 2016: https://mashable.com/2016/01/06/putin-drokova-russia-new-york/#Co.y2bHMugqK
Heres profiles of her in 2017:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
Here's another profile in 2018: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/masha-drokova-day-one-ventures-2018-1
Yet another Forbes profile in 2018: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ayurellahornmulle2018/12/23/from-pro-putin-activist-to-venture-capitalist-the-30-under-30-vc-elevating-founder-relationships
Heres another fluff lifestyle piece: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/i-am-living-proof-of-the-american-dream-with-masha-drokova-founder-of-day-one-ventures/

HERE IS HER IN 2017 SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF EPSTEIN!:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/what-kind-researcher-did-sex-offender-jeffrey-epstein-fund-he-told-science-he-died
What kind of researcher did sex offender Jeffrey Epstein like to fund? He told Science before he died
By Jeffrey Mervis Sep. 19, 2019 , 4:15 PM
In August 2017, I received an email from publicist Masha Drokova asking whether I wanted to interview her client, Jeffrey Epstein.
“I saw your piece on [President Donald] Trump’s science budget,” she wrote, referring to a story on the president’s proposed massive cuts to research in his 2018 budget request to Congress. “Jeffrey has an interesting perspective on what it will take to fill the gaps. … Would you like to speak with him next week?”
Why is this “publicist” who works on behalf of Jeffery Epstein also trying to email people who write about Trump’s science budget? We know Epstein made strategic investments in various science and tech ventures but the fact someone was so enthralled by an article about Trump to just insert Epstein in there is super strange and out of the blue. Especially when the topic is government funding of science, not private funding.
Did you know she's the RECIPIENT OF A RUSSIAN NATIONAL MEDAL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FATHERLAND?!
But some Russians view Ms. Drokova, a recipient of a Russian national medal for “contributions to the fatherland,” as a traitor. She drew cries of hypocrisy on social media after speaking glowingly of the U.S. and receiving her green card. She says her personal “mentors” have included top political figures like Vladislav Surkov, who is on Washington’s Ukraine-related sanctions list, and even President Vladimir Putin himself.
...
After moving to Moscow as a teen, Ms. Drokova led what looked like a charmed life, with an apartment, a car, and her own pro-Putin online TV show called “Zhivaya Sreda” or “Live Medium.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
or how about posing as an entrepreneur?
In an episode about Anna Chapman, a Russian spy arrested in the U.S. after posing as an entrepreneur, Ms. Drokova, as host, said she agrees with the view that serving the cause of Russian intelligence is an honorable activity. She now says that she doesn’t recall the episode but that it’s possible she felt that way then.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
You've got to me kidding me right now. This is just blatant.
https://twitter.com/kerikukral/status/1276330792290062342
https://twitter.com/peter_haas/status/1276341941593165830
https://twitter.com/kerikukral/status/1276350794061828106
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279972525863305217
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279972923927924737
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279973355626672128
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279973568428814339
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279974455465345025
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279974808428720128
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279999685516824578
https://twitter.com/arapaho415/status/1279916936881532930
UPDATE:
Heres one of her recent investments that cross-list with BILL BROWDER’S SON! Bill Browder is A TARGET OF PUTIN FOR THE MAGNITSKY ACT!:
https://twitter.com/jbrowder1/status/1197382104926932992
https://twitter.com/Betsy_DeFaux/status/1280001598186496000
https://www.wsj.com/articles/taking-the-law-into-your-own-handheld-1541968596
A former supposed Russia Today (RT) employee and alleged Russian Troll factory employee confirmed this months ago:
https://twitter.com/sashaamato/status/1209154295104516096
https://twitter.com/sashaamato/status/1209155274344402945
Allegedly Esther Dyson of “Edge” got Masha Drokova her visa and served as her mentor. Esther Dyson is FREEMAN DYSON's daughter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
Ms. Drokova says she has “lost count” of the number of times she had met with Mr. Putin. She said she hasn’t been in touch with him or his government since 2010. Tech investor Esther Dyson, who sits on the board of Russian search engine giant Yandex NV, said she has been a mentor to Ms. Drokova. “Most amazing people had some kind of a learning experience,” Ms. Dyson said. “With the help of her Nashi experience, she has gained a respect for the truth.”
EPSTEIN INVESTED IN “EDGE” with Esther Dyson:
https://dev.edge.org/q2005/q05_5.html http://archive.is/wip/tnJNR
https://www.wired.com/2005/01/the_edge_thirdc/
https://www.edge.org/memberbio/esther_dyson
https://web.archive.org/web/20011217232002/http://www.edge.org/documents/dinner2001/dinner2001.html
Also, Esther Dyson was training to be a Cosmonaut for a while... and lived in Russia...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI5msZCKcrw
https://www.nasa.gov/offices/nac/members/Dyson-bio.html
https://archive.fortune.com/2010/02/19/technology/cosmonaut_esther_dyson.fortune/index.htm
In June 2019, Drokova is doing interviews about FinTech disruption i.e. CIRCUMVENTING BANKING INFRASTRUCTURE...did Putin’s sanctions get too rough???
https://www.paymentssource.com/news/banks-no-longer-cut-it-why-a-young-vc-firm-is-fueling-open-banking-startups
“We see that fintech offerings are merging with consumer products. General banks no longer cut it because finances are a major part of our lives, but banks don’t cover all of the use cases,” said Masha Drokova, founder and general partner of Day One Ventures.
...
“While some consumers select an institution based on technology, it is clear that the vast majority of consumers continue to decide based on branch locations and ATM coverage,” Sloane said. “Even if a consumer is aware of the technological shortcomings of their current institution, these tech issues are rarely sufficient to drive the consumer to a new institution.”
Here is a much longer tweet thread about weird inconsistencies about Masha’s quick rise to the top:
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950981504684033
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950984650350597
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950992015577088
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950994360164352
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950998038605825
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950999330410498
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951000903303169
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951009061240832
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951011472953345
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951014425751552
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951016057335809
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951017726636032
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951019245006850
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951020704612352
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951022353010688
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174957653593751553
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174960066450952192
Seems like she's overseas right now:
https://twitter.com/mashadrokova/status/1279355701282963457
http://archive.is/tutSd
Few people are saying this is Switzerland. Unsure.
Oh look. Her company gets money routed to Panama.
https://twitter.com/NJTrainDelays/status/1280118915075575808
This is hilarious.
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2020.07.06 15:52 SuccessfulOperation Masha DROKOVA, Epstein's publicist was a *Russian 28-year old pro-Putin activist and Nashi youth leader turned Silicon Valley investor* in AI and bitcoin

This.
Is.
NUTS.
Do we have another Anna Chapman, Maria Butina, or Agata Burdonova situation??? 🔴 🚨 ⚠
Here is her twitter: https://twitter.com/mashadrokova http://archive.is/2AviJ
She's the infamous youth activist who kissed Putin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTIi4tGRoi8
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2017/03/13/former-pro-putin-activist-celebrates-us-green-card-on-instagram-a57408
https://twitter.com/TwentyTwentyUSA/status/1279875899702345729
Nashi is a Russian state-backed youth nationalist group:
https://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/08/world/europe/08moscow.html
https://www.cnbc.com/putin-generation-russias-loyal-youth/
Mariia "Masha" Drokova "immigrated to the U.S. in 2014 and opened a PR consultancy. Through it she led publicity campaigns for clients including Gett, Houzz, HotelTonight, and Masquerade, later acquired by Facebook." The same Facebook that took millions from Yuri Milner in 2010 when they had trouble fundraising
Here is her allegedly "distancing herself" from Putin in 2016: https://mashable.com/2016/01/06/putin-drokova-russia-new-york/#Co.y2bHMugqK
Heres profiles of her in 2017:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
Here's another profile in 2018: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/masha-drokova-day-one-ventures-2018-1
Yet another Forbes profile in 2018: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ayurellahornmulle2018/12/23/from-pro-putin-activist-to-venture-capitalist-the-30-under-30-vc-elevating-founder-relationships
Heres another fluff lifestyle piece: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/i-am-living-proof-of-the-american-dream-with-masha-drokova-founder-of-day-one-ventures/

HERE IS HER IN 2017 SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF EPSTEIN!:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/what-kind-researcher-did-sex-offender-jeffrey-epstein-fund-he-told-science-he-died
What kind of researcher did sex offender Jeffrey Epstein like to fund? He told Science before he died
By Jeffrey Mervis Sep. 19, 2019 , 4:15 PM
In August 2017, I received an email from publicist Masha Drokova asking whether I wanted to interview her client, Jeffrey Epstein.
“I saw your piece on [President Donald] Trump’s science budget,” she wrote, referring to a story on the president’s proposed massive cuts to research in his 2018 budget request to Congress. “Jeffrey has an interesting perspective on what it will take to fill the gaps. … Would you like to speak with him next week?”
Why is this “publicist” who works on behalf of Jeffery Epstein also trying to email people who write about Trump’s science budget? We know Epstein made strategic investments in various science and tech ventures but the fact someone was so enthralled by an article about Trump to just insert Epstein in there is super strange and out of the blue. Especially when the topic is government funding of science, not private funding.
Did you know she's the RECIPIENT OF A RUSSIAN NATIONAL MEDAL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FATHERLAND?!
But some Russians view Ms. Drokova, a recipient of a Russian national medal for “contributions to the fatherland,” as a traitor. She drew cries of hypocrisy on social media after speaking glowingly of the U.S. and receiving her green card. She says her personal “mentors” have included top political figures like Vladislav Surkov, who is on Washington’s Ukraine-related sanctions list, and even President Vladimir Putin himself.
...
After moving to Moscow as a teen, Ms. Drokova led what looked like a charmed life, with an apartment, a car, and her own pro-Putin online TV show called “Zhivaya Sreda” or “Live Medium.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
or how about posing as an entrepreneur?
In an episode about Anna Chapman, a Russian spy arrested in the U.S. after posing as an entrepreneur, Ms. Drokova, as host, said she agrees with the view that serving the cause of Russian intelligence is an honorable activity. She now says that she doesn’t recall the episode but that it’s possible she felt that way then.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
You've got to me kidding me right now. This is just blatant.
https://twitter.com/kerikukral/status/1276330792290062342
https://twitter.com/peter_haas/status/1276341941593165830
https://twitter.com/kerikukral/status/1276350794061828106
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279972525863305217
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279972923927924737
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279973355626672128
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279973568428814339
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279974455465345025
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279974808428720128
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279999685516824578
https://twitter.com/arapaho415/status/1279916936881532930
UPDATE:
Heres one of her recent investments that cross-list with BILL BROWDER’S SON! Bill Browder is A TARGET OF PUTIN FOR THE MAGNITSKY ACT!:
https://twitter.com/jbrowder1/status/1197382104926932992
https://twitter.com/Betsy_DeFaux/status/1280001598186496000
https://www.wsj.com/articles/taking-the-law-into-your-own-handheld-1541968596
A former supposed Russia Today (RT) employee and alleged Russian Troll factory employee confirmed this months ago:
https://twitter.com/sashaamato/status/1209154295104516096
https://twitter.com/sashaamato/status/1209155274344402945
Allegedly Esther Dyson of “Edge” got Masha Drokova her visa and served as her mentor. Esther Dyson is FREEMAN DYSON's daughter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
Ms. Drokova says she has “lost count” of the number of times she had met with Mr. Putin. She said she hasn’t been in touch with him or his government since 2010. Tech investor Esther Dyson, who sits on the board of Russian search engine giant Yandex NV, said she has been a mentor to Ms. Drokova. “Most amazing people had some kind of a learning experience,” Ms. Dyson said. “With the help of her Nashi experience, she has gained a respect for the truth.”
EPSTEIN INVESTED IN “EDGE” with Esther Dyson:
https://dev.edge.org/q2005/q05_5.html http://archive.is/wip/tnJNR
https://www.wired.com/2005/01/the_edge_thirdc/
https://www.edge.org/memberbio/esther_dyson
https://web.archive.org/web/20011217232002/http://www.edge.org/documents/dinner2001/dinner2001.html
Also, Esther Dyson was training to be a Cosmonaut for a while... and lived in Russia...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI5msZCKcrw
https://www.nasa.gov/offices/nac/members/Dyson-bio.html
https://archive.fortune.com/2010/02/19/technology/cosmonaut_esther_dyson.fortune/index.htm
In June 2019, Drokova is doing interviews about FinTech disruption i.e. CIRCUMVENTING BANKING INFRASTRUCTURE...did Putin’s sanctions get too rough???
https://www.paymentssource.com/news/banks-no-longer-cut-it-why-a-young-vc-firm-is-fueling-open-banking-startups
“We see that fintech offerings are merging with consumer products. General banks no longer cut it because finances are a major part of our lives, but banks don’t cover all of the use cases,” said Masha Drokova, founder and general partner of Day One Ventures.
...
“While some consumers select an institution based on technology, it is clear that the vast majority of consumers continue to decide based on branch locations and ATM coverage,” Sloane said. “Even if a consumer is aware of the technological shortcomings of their current institution, these tech issues are rarely sufficient to drive the consumer to a new institution.”
Here is a much longer tweet thread about weird inconsistencies about Masha’s quick rise to the top:
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950981504684033
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950984650350597
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950992015577088
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950994360164352
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950998038605825
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950999330410498
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951000903303169
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951009061240832
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951011472953345
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951014425751552
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951016057335809
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951017726636032
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951019245006850
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951020704612352
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951022353010688
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174957653593751553
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174960066450952192
Seems like she's overseas right now:
https://twitter.com/mashadrokova/status/1279355701282963457
http://archive.is/tutSd
Few people are saying this is Switzerland. Unsure.
Oh look. Her company gets money routed to Panama.
https://twitter.com/NJTrainDelays/status/1280118915075575808
This is hilarious.
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2020.07.06 15:51 SuccessfulOperation Masha DROKOVA, Epstein's publicist was a *Russian 28-year old pro-Putin activist and Nashi youth leader turned Silicon Valley investor* in AI and bitcoin

This.
Is.
NUTS.
Do we have another Anna Chapman, Maria Butina, or Agata Burdonova situation??? 🔴 🚨 ⚠
Here is her twitter: https://twitter.com/mashadrokova http://archive.is/2AviJ
She's the infamous youth activist who kissed Putin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTIi4tGRoi8
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2017/03/13/former-pro-putin-activist-celebrates-us-green-card-on-instagram-a57408
https://twitter.com/TwentyTwentyUSA/status/1279875899702345729
Nashi is a Russian state-backed youth nationalist group:
https://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/08/world/europe/08moscow.html
https://www.cnbc.com/putin-generation-russias-loyal-youth/
Mariia "Masha" Drokova "immigrated to the U.S. in 2014 and opened a PR consultancy. Through it she led publicity campaigns for clients including Gett, Houzz, HotelTonight, and Masquerade, later acquired by Facebook." The same Facebook that took millions from Yuri Milner in 2010 when they had trouble fundraising
Here is her allegedly "distancing herself" from Putin in 2016: https://mashable.com/2016/01/06/putin-drokova-russia-new-york/#Co.y2bHMugqK
Heres profiles of her in 2017:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
Here's another profile in 2018: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/masha-drokova-day-one-ventures-2018-1
Yet another Forbes profile in 2018: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ayurellahornmulle2018/12/23/from-pro-putin-activist-to-venture-capitalist-the-30-under-30-vc-elevating-founder-relationships
Heres another fluff lifestyle piece: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/i-am-living-proof-of-the-american-dream-with-masha-drokova-founder-of-day-one-ventures/

HERE IS HER IN 2017 SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF EPSTEIN!:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/what-kind-researcher-did-sex-offender-jeffrey-epstein-fund-he-told-science-he-died
What kind of researcher did sex offender Jeffrey Epstein like to fund? He told Science before he died
By Jeffrey Mervis Sep. 19, 2019 , 4:15 PM
In August 2017, I received an email from publicist Masha Drokova asking whether I wanted to interview her client, Jeffrey Epstein.
“I saw your piece on [President Donald] Trump’s science budget,” she wrote, referring to a story on the president’s proposed massive cuts to research in his 2018 budget request to Congress. “Jeffrey has an interesting perspective on what it will take to fill the gaps. … Would you like to speak with him next week?”
Why is this “publicist” who works on behalf of Jeffery Epstein also trying to email people who write about Trump’s science budget? We know Epstein made strategic investments in various science and tech ventures but the fact someone was so enthralled by an article about Trump to just insert Epstein in there is super strange and out of the blue. Especially when the topic is government funding of science, not private funding.
Did you know she's the RECIPIENT OF A RUSSIAN NATIONAL MEDAL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FATHERLAND?!
But some Russians view Ms. Drokova, a recipient of a Russian national medal for “contributions to the fatherland,” as a traitor. She drew cries of hypocrisy on social media after speaking glowingly of the U.S. and receiving her green card. She says her personal “mentors” have included top political figures like Vladislav Surkov, who is on Washington’s Ukraine-related sanctions list, and even President Vladimir Putin himself.
...
After moving to Moscow as a teen, Ms. Drokova led what looked like a charmed life, with an apartment, a car, and her own pro-Putin online TV show called “Zhivaya Sreda” or “Live Medium.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
or how about posing as an entrepreneur?
In an episode about Anna Chapman, a Russian spy arrested in the U.S. after posing as an entrepreneur, Ms. Drokova, as host, said she agrees with the view that serving the cause of Russian intelligence is an honorable activity. She now says that she doesn’t recall the episode but that it’s possible she felt that way then.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
You've got to me kidding me right now. This is just blatant.
https://twitter.com/kerikukral/status/1276330792290062342
https://twitter.com/peter_haas/status/1276341941593165830
https://twitter.com/kerikukral/status/1276350794061828106
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279972525863305217
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279972923927924737
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279973355626672128
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279973568428814339
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279974455465345025
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279974808428720128
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279999685516824578
https://twitter.com/arapaho415/status/1279916936881532930
UPDATE:
Heres one of her recent investments that cross-list with BILL BROWDER’S SON! Bill Browder is A TARGET OF PUTIN FOR THE MAGNITSKY ACT!:
https://twitter.com/jbrowder1/status/1197382104926932992
https://twitter.com/Betsy_DeFaux/status/1280001598186496000
https://www.wsj.com/articles/taking-the-law-into-your-own-handheld-1541968596
A former supposed Russia Today (RT) employee and alleged Russian Troll factory employee confirmed this months ago:
https://twitter.com/sashaamato/status/1209154295104516096
https://twitter.com/sashaamato/status/1209155274344402945
Allegedly Esther Dyson of “Edge” got Masha Drokova her visa and served as her mentor. Esther Dyson is FREEMAN DYSON's daughter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
Ms. Drokova says she has “lost count” of the number of times she had met with Mr. Putin. She said she hasn’t been in touch with him or his government since 2010. Tech investor Esther Dyson, who sits on the board of Russian search engine giant Yandex NV, said she has been a mentor to Ms. Drokova. “Most amazing people had some kind of a learning experience,” Ms. Dyson said. “With the help of her Nashi experience, she has gained a respect for the truth.”
EPSTEIN INVESTED IN “EDGE” with Esther Dyson:
https://dev.edge.org/q2005/q05_5.html http://archive.is/wip/tnJNR
https://www.wired.com/2005/01/the_edge_thirdc/
https://www.edge.org/memberbio/esther_dyson
https://web.archive.org/web/20011217232002/http://www.edge.org/documents/dinner2001/dinner2001.html
Also, Esther Dyson was training to be a Cosmonaut for a while... and lived in Russia...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI5msZCKcrw
https://www.nasa.gov/offices/nac/members/Dyson-bio.html
https://archive.fortune.com/2010/02/19/technology/cosmonaut_esther_dyson.fortune/index.htm
In June 2019, Drokova is doing interviews about FinTech disruption i.e. CIRCUMVENTING BANKING INFRASTRUCTURE...did Putin’s sanctions get too rough???
https://www.paymentssource.com/news/banks-no-longer-cut-it-why-a-young-vc-firm-is-fueling-open-banking-startups
“We see that fintech offerings are merging with consumer products. General banks no longer cut it because finances are a major part of our lives, but banks don’t cover all of the use cases,” said Masha Drokova, founder and general partner of Day One Ventures.
...
“While some consumers select an institution based on technology, it is clear that the vast majority of consumers continue to decide based on branch locations and ATM coverage,” Sloane said. “Even if a consumer is aware of the technological shortcomings of their current institution, these tech issues are rarely sufficient to drive the consumer to a new institution.”
Here is a much longer tweet thread about weird inconsistencies about Masha’s quick rise to the top:
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950981504684033
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950984650350597
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950992015577088
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950994360164352
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950998038605825
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950999330410498
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951000903303169
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951009061240832
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951011472953345
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951014425751552
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951016057335809
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951017726636032
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951019245006850
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951020704612352
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951022353010688
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174957653593751553
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174960066450952192
Seems like she's overseas right now:
https://twitter.com/mashadrokova/status/1279355701282963457
http://archive.is/tutSd
Few people are saying this is Switzerland. Unsure.
Oh look. Her company gets money routed to Panama.
https://twitter.com/NJTrainDelays/status/1280118915075575808
This is hilarious.
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2020.07.06 15:38 SuccessfulOperation Masha DROKOVA, Epstein's publicist was a *Russian 28-year old pro-Putin activist and Nashi youth leader turned Silicon Valley investor?*

This.
Is.
NUTS.
Do we have another Anna Chapman, Maria Butina, or Agata Burdonova situation??? 🔴 🚨 ⚠
Here is her twitter: https://twitter.com/mashadrokova http://archive.is/2AviJ
She's the infamous youth activist who kissed Putin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTIi4tGRoi8
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2017/03/13/former-pro-putin-activist-celebrates-us-green-card-on-instagram-a57408
https://twitter.com/TwentyTwentyUSA/status/1279875899702345729
Nashi is a Russian state-backed youth nationalist group:
https://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/08/world/europe/08moscow.html
https://www.cnbc.com/putin-generation-russias-loyal-youth/
Mariia "Masha" Drokova "immigrated to the U.S. in 2014 and opened a PR consultancy. Through it she led publicity campaigns for clients including Gett, Houzz, HotelTonight, and Masquerade, later acquired by Facebook." The same Facebook that took millions from Yuri Milner in 2010 when they had trouble fundraising
Here is her allegedly "distancing herself" from Putin in 2016: https://mashable.com/2016/01/06/putin-drokova-russia-new-york/#Co.y2bHMugqK
Heres profiles of her in 2017:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
Here's another profile in 2018: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/masha-drokova-day-one-ventures-2018-1
Yet another Forbes profile in 2018: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ayurellahornmulle2018/12/23/from-pro-putin-activist-to-venture-capitalist-the-30-under-30-vc-elevating-founder-relationships
Heres another fluff lifestyle piece: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/i-am-living-proof-of-the-american-dream-with-masha-drokova-founder-of-day-one-ventures/

HERE IS HER IN 2017 SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF EPSTEIN!:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/what-kind-researcher-did-sex-offender-jeffrey-epstein-fund-he-told-science-he-died
What kind of researcher did sex offender Jeffrey Epstein like to fund? He told Science before he died
By Jeffrey Mervis Sep. 19, 2019 , 4:15 PM
In August 2017, I received an email from publicist Masha Drokova asking whether I wanted to interview her client, Jeffrey Epstein.
“I saw your piece on [President Donald] Trump’s science budget,” she wrote, referring to a story on the president’s proposed massive cuts to research in his 2018 budget request to Congress. “Jeffrey has an interesting perspective on what it will take to fill the gaps. … Would you like to speak with him next week?”
Why is this “publicist” who works on behalf of Jeffery Epstein also trying to email people who write about Trump’s science budget? We know Epstein made strategic investments in various science and tech ventures but the fact someone was so enthralled by an article about Trump to just insert Epstein in there is super strange and out of the blue. Especially when the topic is government funding of science, not private funding.
Did you know she's the RECIPIENT OF A RUSSIAN NATIONAL MEDAL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FATHERLAND?!
But some Russians view Ms. Drokova, a recipient of a Russian national medal for “contributions to the fatherland,” as a traitor. She drew cries of hypocrisy on social media after speaking glowingly of the U.S. and receiving her green card. She says her personal “mentors” have included top political figures like Vladislav Surkov, who is on Washington’s Ukraine-related sanctions list, and even President Vladimir Putin himself.
...
After moving to Moscow as a teen, Ms. Drokova led what looked like a charmed life, with an apartment, a car, and her own pro-Putin online TV show called “Zhivaya Sreda” or “Live Medium.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
or how about posing as an entrepreneur?
In an episode about Anna Chapman, a Russian spy arrested in the U.S. after posing as an entrepreneur, Ms. Drokova, as host, said she agrees with the view that serving the cause of Russian intelligence is an honorable activity. She now says that she doesn’t recall the episode but that it’s possible she felt that way then.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
You've got to me kidding me right now. This is just blatant.
https://twitter.com/kerikukral/status/1276330792290062342
https://twitter.com/peter_haas/status/1276341941593165830
https://twitter.com/kerikukral/status/1276350794061828106
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279972525863305217
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279972923927924737
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279973355626672128
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279973568428814339
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279974455465345025
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279974808428720128
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1279999685516824578
https://twitter.com/arapaho415/status/1279916936881532930
UPDATE:
Heres one of her recent investments that cross-list with BILL BROWDER’S SON! Bill Browder is A TARGET OF PUTIN FOR THE MAGNITSKY ACT!:
https://twitter.com/jbrowder1/status/1197382104926932992
https://twitter.com/Betsy_DeFaux/status/1280001598186496000
https://www.wsj.com/articles/taking-the-law-into-your-own-handheld-1541968596
A former supposed Russia Today (RT) employee and alleged Russian Troll factory employee confirmed this months ago:
https://twitter.com/sashaamato/status/1209154295104516096
https://twitter.com/sashaamato/status/1209155274344402945
Allegedly Esther Dyson of “Edge” got Masha Drokova her visa and served as her mentor. Esther Dyson is FREEMAN DYSON's daughter
Here is more evidence of their relationship/mentorship: https://twitter.com/xeni/status/1280636841977278465
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-of-masha-drokova-a-putin-acolyte-turned-silicon-valley-investor-1494502202 http://archive.is/ObxqA
Ms. Drokova says she has “lost count” of the number of times she had met with Mr. Putin. She said she hasn’t been in touch with him or his government since 2010. Tech investor Esther Dyson, who sits on the board of Russian search engine giant Yandex NV, said she has been a mentor to Ms. Drokova. “Most amazing people had some kind of a learning experience,” Ms. Dyson said. “With the help of her Nashi experience, she has gained a respect for the truth.”
EPSTEIN INVESTED IN “EDGE” with Esther Dyson:
https://dev.edge.org/q2005/q05_5.html http://archive.is/wip/tnJNR
https://www.wired.com/2005/01/the_edge_thirdc/
https://www.edge.org/memberbio/esther_dyson
https://web.archive.org/web/20011217232002/http://www.edge.org/documents/dinner2001/dinner2001.html
Also, Esther Dyson was training to be a Cosmonaut for a while... and lived in Russia...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI5msZCKcrw
https://www.nasa.gov/offices/nac/members/Dyson-bio.html
https://archive.fortune.com/2010/02/19/technology/cosmonaut_esther_dyson.fortune/index.htm
Here is Esther Dyson hanging out with PRINCE ANDREW: https://twitter.com/kerikukral/status/1277317523801812993/photo/1
https://twitter.com/xeni/status/1280636841977278465
In June 2019, Drokova is doing interviews about FinTech disruption i.e. CIRCUMVENTING BANKING INFRASTRUCTURE...did Putin’s sanctions get too rough???
https://www.paymentssource.com/news/banks-no-longer-cut-it-why-a-young-vc-firm-is-fueling-open-banking-startups
“We see that fintech offerings are merging with consumer products. General banks no longer cut it because finances are a major part of our lives, but banks don’t cover all of the use cases,” said Masha Drokova, founder and general partner of Day One Ventures.
...
“While some consumers select an institution based on technology, it is clear that the vast majority of consumers continue to decide based on branch locations and ATM coverage,” Sloane said. “Even if a consumer is aware of the technological shortcomings of their current institution, these tech issues are rarely sufficient to drive the consumer to a new institution.”
Here is a much longer tweet thread about weird inconsistencies about Masha’s quick rise to the top:
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950981504684033
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950984650350597
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950992015577088
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950994360164352
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950998038605825
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174950999330410498
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951000903303169
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951009061240832
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951011472953345
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951014425751552
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951016057335809
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951017726636032
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951019245006850
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951020704612352
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174951022353010688
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174957653593751553
https://twitter.com/dearsarah/status/1174960066450952192
Seems like she's overseas right now:
https://twitter.com/mashadrokova/status/1279355701282963457
http://archive.is/tutSd
Few people are saying this is Switzerland. Unsure.
Oh look. Her company gets money routed to Panama.
https://twitter.com/NJTrainDelays/status/1280118915075575808
This is hilarious.
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2020.06.26 06:10 Snoo5859 After years on big three, absolutely blown away by my hair system

After years on big three, absolutely blown away by my hair system
For background, I'm a 38 year-old male that's experienced thinning hair since my early 20s.
For the last decade, I've been slathering my scalp with Rogaine, later adding fin and keto to the mix in a futile effort to try to maintain what was left of my hairline and scalp.
I've spent my 30s dealing with an almost comical mix of combover, scalp concealer (Couvre and Toppik spray), and keratin fibers to try to make it look like I had more hair than I actually did. I'm not the self-conscious type, but I work in a young industry, and I like having hair, so I was never ready to make the plunge in terms of shaving my head.
In retrospect, looking at pictures, it's hilarious how goofy it all looked:
https://preview.redd.it/brrb7jzje6751.png?width=286&format=png&auto=webp&s=158c90a662e40ba4957e059d7d9fa556ddc9e189
https://preview.redd.it/sjj2q1tqe6751.png?width=279&format=png&auto=webp&s=f8222d2bee2c48b661e7e809551bf891cf50bec3
I've long wanted to try a hair system, but been a little freaked out that people would see a major change in my hairline and know that I was wearing a system. With COVID-19 taking me out of the office for a few months, I figured there was no better time to fly under the radar and give it a try.
For me specifically, here's how it went down:
1) I did my proper research, and found what seemed to be the best place in the city for hair systems. I then called and set up a free consultation.
2) After doing a lot of independent research, I went in for the consultation, discussed base materials and my personal situation (office job, active lifestyle), and went over some options with a specialist. She took a very tiny sample of my hair for color matching, ordered my hair system, and set a date for implementation.
3) A week later, I went back. Came out three hours later with a full head of hair - the fullest head of hair I've had in almost 20 years. Was as simple as her taking some measurements, marking my scalp with a mashable marker, shaving the top of my head, affixing the system, and blending it in with the natural hair in my "horseshoe area."
For whatever reason, the hair system doesn't seem to be super popular here on tressless, but compared to pumping your body full of chemicals for years just to maintain, or outright shaving, I cannot POSSIBLY recommend a hair system more.
Am absolutely FLOORED with the results.
I feel 20 years younger.
It perfectly matches my own hair, it literally feels like there is nothing foreign on my head whatsoever, there's no irrtation whatsoever from the bond, there's no limitations on what I can do (pool, surf, beach, etc.), it's nearly undetectable and will never fall off, and for all intents and purposes, it feels like my own natural hair.
It's ASTONISHING.
My biggest fear was that - even on Zoom calls - people would notice that I suddenly had more hair. But, to a person, absolutely NO ONE even noticed a thing. I've gotten plenty of compliments about looking "rested" and "healthy" and "youthful," but there's just so little mainstream knowledge of modern hair systems outside of this community that nobody would even BEGIN to think that I was wearing a system. I honestly don't think people - aside from our partners maybe - look at us nearly as closely as we think they do.
I absolutely get why people would do everything in their power to keep their own hair, and I also totally sympathize with the fact that decent hair systems aren't cheap (~$2k a year), but just know that there is definitely a third option out there beyond big 3 or shave.
Best decision I've made in years.
Cannot even begin to describe how happy I feel just looking in the mirror and seeing my hair.
Here are some after pics, with various styles.
My unit is swiss lace, as an FYI.

https://preview.redd.it/msufcao5h6751.png?width=428&format=png&auto=webp&s=16f306772d10874893b2be12d3d1a7d2effc1c98

https://preview.redd.it/v2w0yj6dh6751.png?width=346&format=png&auto=webp&s=84bbe2a011748fd734800c56a93bf8c9d767b57a
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https://preview.redd.it/hj28auzyh6751.png?width=265&format=png&auto=webp&s=91160a720bd1813e60bfba358e996a414f123503
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2020.06.17 12:47 chadlad101 My Analysis of Snapchat (NYSE: SNAP) - a long term bet on innovation

Hey everyone, here is my take on SNAP (NYSE). Pls let me know your thoughts (supporting/ conflicting) etc. or if there's anything else I need to cover. This is just my opinion of the stock and I could definitely go into way more detail...


🔥 Investment Thesis

  1. Snapchat has the potential to become the first Western Super App
  2. Snapchat is a bet on innovation, and that innovation wins in the end
  3. Snapchat is leading the way with augmented reality and is a long-term hardware play

(1) Snapchat has the potential to become the first Western SuperApp

(2) Snapchat is the most innovative social media company

(3) Snapchat is leading the charge with Augmented Reality and is a long-term hardware play

👎Risks

No investment is without risks.

Current valuation

Conclusion

🔗Links and resources

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2020.06.08 19:10 DirtyCodeIO What is Dirty Code? - The creator answers

Dirty Code is the evolution of Dick Code, a project that I launched in April 2017 as a fun website to select and share characteristics of dicks. It went viral in just a few days (on HuffPost, Mashable, Gizmodo and more), producing 250,000 visits in a single day.
6 million visitors and 2 years later I decided to take the next step and break in to the dating market.
As a gay man I use all sorts of dating apps, and I believe Dirty Code has a place among them. It is definitely not for everyone as it's taking an opposite approach to regular dating: enabling people to search for private parts and kinks, instead of personalities and pretty faces. I think the success lies in how easy it is to select fun, dirty drawings and create a dirty profile in less than a minute. In the end, you'll have created a detailed description of your sexuality, pulling from a tremendous visual library. While these things would most likely not come up on a first date, here we can shamelessly share and look for the dirtiest thing we want to do with a partner (or three!), and find people that would do the same with us.
I made Dirty Code to be inclusive of everyone, and give users full control over the privacy settings of each data point they enter or select. Unlimited messaging and profile views are available to users with or without memberships, so it is 100% functional no matter your level of engagement. Membership subscriptions are meant to offer an extra level of convenience, not to wall off crucial parts of usability.
Dirty Code is to enable us to express our dirty side shamelessly in a fun and easy way, and connect us with others who feel the same. I want to celebrate our diverse sexuality. I purposely did not include labels like "gay" or "bi." At Dirty Code we just care about what we have and what we like. No shame. All acceptance.
Gyorgy Szucs, the developer
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2020.05.04 14:00 NSIMods May 4th, 2020: tjaylea Interview (Part 1 of 2)

Tell us a little about yourself.
Well, i'm TJ but everyone calls me Teej. Best known for penning "The Expressionless" CreepyPasta and if you've not somehow clicked off in disgust at that revelation, I'm 28 years young and hailing from the land of tea and biscuits, sporting a big beard, covered in tattoos and a huge nerd for all things gaming, anime and morbid history. I write full time and i'm heavily involved in the BritWres scene as a commentator and manager.
Oh, wow! "The Expressionless" was one of the first creepypastas we stumbled across ages ago. It is quite a well known tale. Was that your first story to attract a fair amount of attention to your writing?
It was, I submitted it on a summers day in 2012 at the behest of a classmate on my University course, I'd been a big fan of CreepyPasta's since the days of browsing /x/ and looking into Ted The Caver and Russian Sleep Experiment, so I thought nothing of adding my story to the pile in what was, at the time, a golden age. I had no idea it was going to blow up to the degree it did and I actually switched off my phone for a solid week as I couldn't take the pressure at first. But, for all the "Michael Jackson", Kristen Stewart Twilight" and "This is poorly written" comments I still get 8 years on, I wouldn't be where I am without it.
Pssh, everyone fancies themself a critic. When did you first become interested in horror?
I was about 5 years old when I was first exposed to it, my wonderful father put on a copy of Stephen King's IT and it scarred me for life. The ensuing nightmares eventually became so frequent I was advised to start writing them down, which I did when I was around 10 years old. At first, like any kid, I was terrified by my nightmares/night terrors, but eventually I grew to find them interesting and when I started looking into it more, I was morbidly interested in the subject.
Have you revisited your childhood trauma and watched "IT" again?
I have, but I still cannot watch the scene with the old woman and the soup in the original '93 adaptation, it's left way too strong an impression on my brain.
I absolutely loved the remake and thought they captured a perfect blend of horror vs terror, albeit maybe a couple too many jumpscares. But the refrigerator scene with Pennywise and Eddie, the awkward walk and the imitation of crying as he holds Eddie in his hands is sheer fucking terror and I live for that.
Was there a specific moment you knew you wanted to write in that genre?
I'd say it came initially after a writing contest I won when I was in middle school, I'd written something fantasy based for a hot air balloon competition and my first draft was incredibly dark and creepy (and i'm 99% sure I was ripping off The Blair Witch Project), but it really pushed my interests in just trying my hand at it for fun.
In terms of writing and publishing it, that came when I started university and my amazing lecturer Professor Armstrong pushed me to explore darker parts of my fiction. That was just shy of a decade ago and i've never really stopped!
Being as you won the competition, did you get a hot air balloon ride out of the deal?
I did! I still have the newspaper clipping of that event, my folks have collated any and all media mentions of my work as a kid and as an adult, I try not to keep too many of them around. My ego is big enough as it is!
That is so awesome and must have been such a rewarding opportunity for your younger self! So, where do you find inspiration? Have real life experiences ever made their way into your work?
Oh absolutely, I'd say it's a solid 50/50 split in my work these days. While I can point to some of my series-based works and know that shows like "The Adventure Zone" or video-games like Bioshock helped inspire elements of the plot, other times it's previous jobs working as a bartender at University or working in a Hotel. Some of my more well known pieces here however have been inspired by real life events that I found helped the grieving process. My Christmas story was a "greatest hits" of my worst moments and i've made no secret that the two worst incidents in my life in my dads alzheimer's and losing my daughter became huge vocal points for shaping my brand of tragic horror. In fact, one of my proudest works "There Is A Mass That Never Leave Me" is extremely under the radar, but is easily the most raw piece I have ever written and subsequently to me, the most horrifying.
"There is a Mass that Never Leaves Me" discusses the most painful aspects that anyone can imagine as you lose both a partner and a child. Did you have any doubts about sharing something so personal? How did this effect your views on mortality and spirituality?
"There is a Mass that Never Leaves Me" discusses the most painful aspects that anyone can imagine as you lose both a partner and a child. Did you have any doubts about sharing something so personal? How did this effect your views on mortality and spirituality?
Yeah, there were huge doubts about whether or not I should actually tell that story. It's not something i'm totally comfortable talking about even now, but having it out there in the creative space means it's meant to be discussed and that's largely a part of the healing process.
I talked it over with my family, trusted friends and my therapist before doing it. I was still "tuning up" in the summer last year ahead of transitioning to a full time position in writing and I wanted to make sure I hadn't lost any of my zest for both tragic and uncomfortable horror, so I elected to take the worst thing i've ever experienced and turn it up to 11.
Mortality is something I love exploring in both personal and fantastical stories. It's the great unknown from which no man returns and that journey is something we do both alone and in a collective walk with strangers and, if we're lucky, loved ones. I have absolutely NO idea what waits me and while I can make guesses, as we can all, we don't really know. So the fun (and if you're anxious like me, the horror) of it is putting those pieces together while we're alive in whatever way makes sense to us. Some choose god, others choose science, I choose stories. I know that my work will outlast me when I'm gone to wherever it is and that's all I really need to know.
I've never been a very religious or spiritual man, I have great interest in the former and largely disdain for the latter, but I will always respect ones beliefs so long as they don't hurt anyone else. For me, however, I was never able to reconcile with the fact that my friends or my daughter were somehow floating in the fluffy clouds around me or burning in an eternal fiery pit for arbitrary reasons we mere humans cannot comprehend. I totally understand if anyone wants to tell me in the comments they're with god, but that's not a sentiment I share.
To me, people never die so long as we keep their memory alive. The notion of immortality is always seen as someone who never meets death in the literal sense, never gets sick or injured. I like to think of it as when we speak their names or picture them in a story, they are continuing on their own trajectory. Writing this story was my way of keeping my little one alive and telling the world that she existed, she mattered and she was loved.
How did you discover NoSleep? What prompted you to begin writing for it?
I stumbled across it in 2012 after posting The Expressionless to a few CreepyPasta wikias and looking to strengthen my writing skills at university. Like many from the original days, it was seeing incredible works by my good buddy u/wdalphin and his "She Found Her Way Into Our Home" which I legit believed was true at the time (as did SO many). The primal kind of fear of "these stories are true" inspired me to make my own, blending some real life experiences with what I considered at the time to be professional writing. I've been on and off ever since!
In your opinion, what is the scariest story you have ever read here or elsewhere?
Oh boy, can I cheat and shout out an old and a new here?
I actually had a couple of oldies, but I went back through my archives and found the one series that, at the time, shook me so much and I still think about it from time to time. I won't spoil anything about it and it's not for the easily anxious, but the sheer realness of it to this day has me wondering. The best thing a writer can hope to achieve is that someone cynical thinks it may be real and 7 years ago, this person did just that: I found some old documents at work that reveal something very disturbing by 300PtrlRdFrsythG.
Honourable mentions to Boothworld, Woman Holding An Orange, Footsteps by 1000Vultures and literally ANYTHING by Christopher Bloodworth, man is a fucking genius.
For the new age, very few things spook me now, but I will say They paid me 5000 to go through hell is the best kind of horror for someone like me; it preys on the fear of nothingness, of absentia. I cannot think of a worse kind of hell and I applaud Jaksim's skill in bringing that visceral kind of psychological terror to life.
What NoSleep stories and/or authors have had the strongest impact on you?
Oh man, there's a ton but i'll just keep it to the main 5:
Dathan Auerbach (1000Vultures) PenPal series was for the longest time the greatest NoSleep horror series i've ever read. It preyed upon the most basic and realistic fears we all share and didn't try to be anything more than what it was. I don't think i'd be who I am without reading that series so long ago.
A Dark Road Trip Down Memory Lane by StealthFiction, again another "too real for me" series that made me legitimately uncomfortable and pushed me to do better, a lot of newbies won't know this series but I encourage you to check it out. The ending is utterly devastating.
What Happens When The Stars Go Out by Jesse Clarke because it did more to me emotionally in one entry than most authors do in 12 parts. Still one of the best.
Gas Station Jack because he proved NoSleep can be more than just tragedy and violence, it can be a great way to weave a fun narrative with uncomfortable concepts and lighthearted, almost black comedic tone. He was the original architect for what is now a meta in Fantastical NoSleep Series, all of us owe that to him.
And finally, no list is complete without a shoutout to CK Walker, she is in my opinion the best indie horror writer on the planet and has been a phenomenal mentor to me with professional advice. Room 733 is still one of the most uncomfortable pieces i've ever read.
What is the most terrifying thing you have personally experienced?
The emotional, visceral feeling of fear was absolutely the moment I stepped into a brain injury ICU for the first time when my dads brain surgery went wrong. It is literally a sea of beds filled with bodies that are neither dead or alive, the smell of disinfectant is so strong, the lights are down low and there's no sound save for hospital equipment. Because they're all in comas and pumped full of chemicals, their skin is stretched back and they look SO different, to the point I walked past my own dads bed at the time because he was unrecognisable. I swear that if Death was a physical entity, they walked those halls.
Your story "Locked Away" is not only your first post on Nosleep, but also the first of a 6 part series that delves into the narrator's experience with an otherworldly stalking. Was your real life experience with a stalker your inspiration for this tale? If so, was it cathartic for you to write?
So back in those days, NoSleep was initially conceived as a "Real spooky stories" subreddit and it was still towing the line between real and fake on that believability factor, my skills as a writer were still burgeoning as a 2nd year University student, and I decided the best way to hone those skills was by telling something that actually happened to me with a few legal and logistical alterations.
My actual experience with a stalker did indeed happen when I was 17 and they did actually try to break in after an unsuccessful attempt to coerce me outside while my family a year prior. Police were called and it was around a year before they stopped calling me. I'd still get contact from time to time, but that's about it.
Writing about it years later was extremely cathartic and helped me reconcile with a lot of anxiety, bringing it to life in a supernatural way was the baseline for what I do nowadays with most of my work; blending real world experiences or jobs with my night terrors.
What are some of your biggest influences from media?
I consume a LOT of media in my spare time, it's rare that I write about a subject without either researching it or binging something to get inspired first. Right now i'm rewatching One Punch Man & Hunter X Hunter for help with some pacing on fight scenes and monster designs for example. I'm a huge fan of The Adventure Zone and I credit them with rekindling my love for fantasy.
** If you met a new person and could only teach them about yourself and your interests by giving them 1 book, 1 game, 1 movie, and 1 album, which would you choose?**
My favourite question! I was waiting for this.
Book: Reaper Man By Terry Pratchett - This solidified my writing style and outlook on life, Terry was an amazing human being too.
Movie: Godzilla: King Of The Monsters - Raised on Kaiju movies, this was heavenly for me.
Album: Sundowning by Sleep Token - Local boys playing Dream Metal, iconic stuff.
Game: Skies Of Arcadia - The most incredible JRPG and Jules Verne tribute you'll ever fuckin' see.
Other than writing, what are some of your hobbies? What other creative mediums do you enjoy?
I love my gaming and i'm currently binging the hell out of P5R, Final Fantasy 7 and Rainbow Six Siege (i'm gold tier, no bully pls), I'm also heavily involved in the BritWres scene and proud to say i'm one of the busiest commentators in the country (alongside my amazing play-by-play commentator "The Mastermind" Olie Spring), extremely blessed to have called matches for guys like Matt Riddle, PAC, Simon Gotch, Will Ospreay, Chris Brookes and David Starr to name a few. I'm also starting up a Podcast in the next couple of weeks designed on helping other writers improve their craft one aspect at a time and providing them with advice on what to do when they reach the industry level.
Earlier you said you were a fan of anime and in much of your writing there is fair amount of Asian influence, such as your "Class 77B" series, subsequent spin-offs, and "A Door Once Opened" series. Did you have to do a lot of research into the cultures presented? Did you find more challenges writing from the perspective of a culture different from your own?
Ah, 77B, a series I always intended to finish...I try to always make sure i'm researching anything I write about. I do this for locations, dialogue styles depending on the persons background, idiosyncrasies they may have, urban legends from the history and so on.
I wrote A Door Once Opened while I was still reconciling with my own personal identity and it bares a lot of reflection on who I was at that time. I met my biological family when I was 16 and it came as a shock to find out my Father was in fact Asian, subsequently discovering i'm Third-Generation myself, though admittedly I am as white as the day is long. So, while I identify first and foremost as British, I enjoy paying homage to my ancestral roots as an outsider. After all, I very much am a westerner looking in on that world.
The challenge of writing from the perspectives of any culture beyond my British roots is that I can only have basic understandings of their life, their beliefs, their struggles and how they would approach situations I put them in as a writer. I'm very blessed to have a close knit circle of friends and colleagues from so many walks of life that I can call upon for advice. It is my belief that writing should reflect the real world and I enjoy inclusivity, so when I write a series with a non-binary, transgender, asian, physically/mentally disabled or fervently religious character, I always make sure I do my homework to present them realistically. I think it's also important to not have those things be their sole/defining trait unless the story calls for it, so when I get encouraging messages from the people my characters represent, it means a hell of a lot to me.
Do you ever explore writing other genres besides horror? If so, what other styles of writing? Which do you prefer?
I do! I find myself loving fantasy writing more and more as I get older, but it is a vastly different world with its own kinds of challenges. I think the world building aspects are a fun challenge and while i've done it on a smaller scale here, it's something you have to fully commit to in a fantastical setting. I love sci-fi too but I think I lack the intellect and scientific prowess to truly bring a world like that to life without undertaking a degree in Physics.
How much time do you spend writing in an average day or week? Do you have any rituals that help you focus?
I personally try to write every day, but I don't put restrictors or minimal thresholds on myself because it simply doesn't work that way in my mind. If I say "Oh i'll do 500 words" but I do 400, the sense of accomplishment is taken away from me, same as if I over-exceed. I tend to just get my chores out of the way, reply to my emails and then sit down to start. I'm a huge audiophile so I always have my headset on and any number of albums depending on what i'm writing, I switch it up to help put me into the correct mindset. I'm a big believer in musical assistance and I think if I truly want to tap into a characters pain and project that to my audience, hearing a devastating song or album will push that forward. Beyond that, I just ensure i'm sat somewhere comfortable, my phone is on silent and i've had something good to eat so i'm not running on empty fumes.
When crafting a piece of fiction, do you generally start with an outline or simply begin writing?
It really depends, but usually I have the idea in a dream or when i'm driving and just ruminating on things, I may put down the basics like the title, characters or subject matter, but then i'll let the main plot float around in my head for a couple days and build itself before I write the rest down as a skeleton, then build it from there.
Honestly, some of my one-shot stories have just gone from idea to final draft in one go though, so it really depends how much I'm thinking about the story! I've had it happen multiple times before where i'm laying in bed absolutely exhausted before sighing and saying "nope" out loud and taking my macbook to the other room to write.
Have any of your stories ever involved research? If so, what was involved?
Virtually all of them that didn't embody solely personal struggles have research done. For my twin story, I researched the Kübler-Ross model for the stages of grief, to make sure each subcategory was covered. Even when doing my dog entry, having PTSD myself, I wanted to make sure that I captured it in an organic manner that wasn't disrespectful to anyone else, especially as PTSD comes in all shapes and forms.
For some of my more ambitious projects, like The Bartending series, I looked into brewery companies and how they fashioned unique bottle designs, looked into cult groups like Aum Shinrikyo for how their members would talk and re-read Dagon to help with designing some character aspects. I'm currently working on a project called "Be-Spoke" (that by time of this release may be up and done?) which required me to go over my old university notes and familiarise myself with some disturbing albums, bands and personalities to ensure I captured those elements properly. I also had to research deep web urban legends, videos and audio, that stuff is super uncomfortable but I believe in authenticity so i'll willingly suffer through it!
Well, it seems all that research paid off! In the story "I run a bar that serves one of a kind drinks to clients in exchange for their stories….this one got to me," you are a bartender at a very unique bar, serving extraordinary drinks, to many unusual patrons. The level of detail put into your special cocktails evokes such strong imagery. You were also very interactive with your readers in this series, do you feel the level of interaction with your audience helped catapult it into being your most popular series to date?
Absolutely, I think if you are looking to become a more well rounded writer and eventually a professional, it's vital you interact with your fans at this level. We are nothing but humble storytellers and if even one person gives us the time of day to immerse in our world or send an OOC message that they love our work, we should try to take the time to thank them or indulge them. It's a fantastic way to build the lore for your series, even if you know your beginning, middle and end before Part 1 even goes up.
Fun fact: Cheddar was never intended to be an interdimensional doggo of justice. It came from a spelling error on my part where I referred to him as a Bernese Mountain Dog and a kind stranger not-so-subtly pointed it out in a scathing comment. But, instead of taking it to heart, I ran with it and by Part 2, he was the insane bar protector my readers fell in love with.
It works on multiple levels if you want your story to deliver stronger lore, too. I loved interacting with people because they could see themselves coming to a bar like that, a place where they wouldn't be judged and could drink something just for them. The name for Sully's best friend "Krauss" came from a wonderfully supportive reader, as did a few drink suggestions that I tweaked here and there.
When I was bringing it to a close (for the time being) and one of the entries was on a cliffhanger choice of who should go, watching everyones reactions before and after was the most gratifying thing I have ever witnessed on this subreddit. To see so many people invested in my characters and their place in that universe was so humbling. When the series ended, I ensured Krauss got back to as many of them as possible to continue the narrative and show them the bar would always be open to anyone with an open mind and a kind heart.
Are there any topics you feel are too controversial for you to address or that you prefer not to explore in your writing?
I think every writer has their "no go" zone and while I don't believe in telling other people what they should and shouldn't write about, I personally have no interest to write about pedophiles beyond their title. I don't think describing in graphic detail the sexual actions of what they or bestiality enthusiasts do is in any way interesting or horror. It falls into what Stephen King appropriately called "bottom of the barrel" horror which isn't designed to shock or terrify you but to simply gross you out. I've absolutely written about disgusting content before, but the key is in the less is more approach and letting the readers mind run away with it, not glorifying the activities itself.
What are your feelings toward NoSleep's immersion/believability rule? What impact, if any, do you think the suspension of disbelief format may have when transitioning your work toward a mass audience unfamiliar with NoSleep?
Man, that's a tough one... it's changed a lot since I first joined the subreddit, but given the sheer volume of ridiculous stories we do get on a daily basis, I see the reason for its implementation. it can be very tough as a writer to know where that line is and i've definitely had to reorient my work on numerous occasions to accommodate. But, it's also forced me to find creative ways to circumvent the rule. I've been lucky to write successful stories about bars with fantastical potions and an inter-dimensional dog that's being attacked by otherworldly cultists, a Hotel where every floor houses other realities (a wendigo reality, an insectoid reality etc) and even a series that deals with a modernised ferry for the dead. All of which were acceptable because it's ultimately down to where the "jump the shark" point is. If my main characters suddenly sprout wings and fly or die while the story is going on, naturally the story no longer works.
You have to play it as if you're telling a story at a panel to a mass audience who are going to boo you the moment you try to take the piss with their degree of trust in your storytelling. If you try to tell them you were a demon from the 7th realm of hell possessing OP the entire time, they'll feel insulted and stop paying attention. Conversely, if you tell them you were the son of a demon and a SUPER ballsy human man and you're now trying to find out why everyone you look at goes mad, they'll be more willing to stick with you.
There is absolutely a place for fantastical/cosmic horror on NoSleep, it's simply about finding that balance.
Do you have any favorite reader reactions to your writing?
When a reader tells me publicly or privately that their work helped them work through their own personal grief, learn to let go/move on and provided them with fond memories of their own loved ones, I feel the ultimate sense of pride.
A lot of my stories are designed in a way to evoke feelings of nostalgia and positivity at the end, even if that requires a few tears. So if I helped someone reconcile with their loss, i've done a good thing.
Subsequently, if someone says they literally were unable to sleep because of what I wrote, i'm pretty cool with that too.
Your most upvoted story "Yesterday was my best friends birthday, she made me fulfill a wish I will never forget," serves up a heavy dose of trauma, but with a special friend by your side as you are working your way out of that trench. Between Olivia and Cheddar I have an inkling that you are an animal lover. Is there any furry compadre by your side in real life?
Man, I loved that story. I wrote it in one sitting after a very rough counseling session and I was in tears by the end of it. I wanted a way to show how PTSD can manifest in different ways and I knew I could do it justice from my own experiences, but with a different spin. I had a couple of very personal calls with friends who are survivors of CA and it helped make that story as powerful as it was to so many.
Every major story since then has included an animal somehow, it became habit. I just find them to be such fun additions in cosmic horror settings, seeing how they interact. They're such a normal part of our world but we seldom include them in horror unless they're the subject of immense suffering or drawn out torture, I aim to change that.
I think animals are magical creatures, each with their own traits and desires, their pitfalls and achievements. I fell in love with studying animals at a very young age and my personal hero David Attenborough was already well on his way to being a national treasure by then. Something about how diverse, complex and ultimately gentle animals can be just allured me in a world of very cruel, very distant humans.
Dogs, in particular, just make me happier than most people. They exist just to be happy and they have that whole "enlightenment" aspect down to a T from day 1. I was very lucky to be raised around dogs which helped strengthen this world view. My family dog Barney was part of the inspiration for this piece, he died way back in 2010, but I still think about him from time to time.
Sadly, my apartment doesn't allow for dogs, but i'll be buying a house next year and the aim is to get a couple of rescues and start building my menagerie of tarantulas, lizards and turtles. My family is noted for animal experts and my cousin has an aviary so I may look into a couple of his barn owls and go from there.
Your story I'm an air marshal for a plane that ferries the dead. They all have stories to tell. intermeshes Greek mythology, British literature, and your own imagination in a complex world that drawn on more than what is shown. How do your stories affect one another, and how does that extend to other authors?
Another series I must finish... my readers are truly loyal that they see me make these concepts, see them drop off and then I forget about them. I'm sorry! It's one that I absolutely want to continue as it's such a fun little universe and Edgar is probably my favourite animal ever.
So the universe technically started with 77B, I based it off of an old British myth about the green children and essentially I wanted every series to deal with two opposing sides. One who always forgets, one who is destined to always remember.
This evolved in the Bartending series between Sully & Amos, who had at that point been doing this song and dance for so long. It progressed in Hotel Inertia to being between Sigurd & The Concierge and so on. The idea is that these are loosely connected universes where these two do the same song & dance across different horrific planes of reality (no pun intended) and I have to finish Hotel Inertia, Air Marshal AND Be-Spoke before the summer as I have plans to bring it all to a beautiful end by August. So buckle up folks!
You founded the subreddit /TheWritersBlackout with the goal of making sure the authors on NoSleep are appropriately compensated for their work. Can you tell us a little more about what prompted you to start that organization?
There was a personal and professional desire to see change in the community. I started writing professionally at the age of 21 and I lost anywhere between 10 and 30 thousand dollars in revenue over the last 8 years to content thievery. I've seen it all from a fully realised play being illegally commissioned to a guy actually making an indiegogo to fund the expressionless movie because I wouldn't grant him rights...that was a weird one. But it was during those formative years and my own ineptitude that I resolved I needed to use my influence and position as a amateur turned pro writer to help newer writers in the field get their fair pay.
The catalyst however came when my good buddy and recipient of the "nicest yet sickest guy on NoSleep" award u/byfelsdisciple had his work stolen by MiniLadd. Craig had brazenly taken the work, hidden his username and refused to link back to it while just sitting there reading it for one of his livestream segments. Byfel being the nice guy he is just asked for promotion of the book, no revenue. He was summarily ignored and the video hidden.
After seeing that and a slew of new Expressionless narrations without credit or permission, I decided to go on the offensive. I lead by example and took down 7 videos over the course of the first couple weeks, rinsed a few big YouTubers on The Watchdogs Blacklists and told others how to do it.
The Blackout was immediately popular amongst the writers in the community, and partially inspired NoSleep and many of their sister subs holding their own temporary blackout for one week, and setting the subs to private during that time. Were you surprised by the success of the movement, and the results of it?
Extremely. I was a one man operation to begin with and we now have an entire team helping to run things from being a liaison with other YouTubers and amateur writers to working with journalists from places like Bloody Disgusting, NSP, Vice, The Independent or Mashable to name a few.
I think it's a vital part of any movement to have a team who keeps new ideas coming in and checks on you. I'm proud to work alongside u/onyxoctopus, u/pennytailsup, u/ronniereads, u/byfelsdisciple and of course our NoSleep mom who is a constant source of advice: u/cmd102.
What plans do you have for the Blackout going forward?
To the surprise of nobody: we're relatively light on plans with COVID-19 altering so much of our own persona lives and goals. But the core goal of ensuring writer pay and assisting anyone who requires advice on what to charge a creator hasn't changed.
In addition to moderating the Blackout sub, you're a mod on NoSleep. Has moderating the main sub changed the way you approach writing for it? What have you found most challenging about modding so far? What do you enjoy most?
Absolutely, it's given me a better perspective on how to moderate my own work and given me more time to see the amazing things our community creates. So many great works don't do well and that's always a shame, but I feel very fortunate to get to see so many diamonds in the rough before they blossom into the viral sensations we see they are today.
I think the most challenging thing overall is ensuring what constitutes something like bandwagoning or plagiarism in an age wherein every idea has been done at least once. You get your generic rules stories where it's just one paragraph, 10 rules and another paragraph that are easy enough to delete, but what do you do when a great story pops up that's almost too close to the identity of another, far older (and often times popular) story?
What I love about it most is just finding those unique and fun stories that maybe only 10-20 people see and falling in love with the concept. On one hand i'm always sad for the writer who doesn't get the exposure they so rightly deserve, but on the other I feel lucky that I got to be one of a few who saw it.
What's the most valuable lesson you've learned since you began posting to NoSleep?
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2020.04.27 16:08 Mambassa M 30 GMT+2 Looking for a partner to stay focused

I need to study the whole day but sometimes I get distracted. For this reason, I'm looking for a partner willing to connect through webcam and work together.
We can use any platforms: Google Hangouts, Skype, etc. But not zoom (https://mashable.com/article/stolen-zoom-passwords-dark-web/?europe=true)
We can use the pomodoro technique, so we can state our goals before the beginning of our sessions and during the break we can talk about what went right, what went wrong and what we want to do different to achieve our goals.
If a sufficient number of people answer this massage I'm willing to start a group.
Thank you for your attention and have a great day
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2020.04.26 21:00 EugeneBYMCMB /r/Scams Common Scam Master Post

Hello visitors and subscribers of scams! Here you will find a master list of common (and uncommon) scams that you may encounter online or in real life. Thank you to the many contributors who helped create this thread!

If you know of a scam that is not covered here, write a comment and it will be added to the next edition.

Previous threads: https://old.reddit.com/Scams/search?q=common+scams+master+post&restrict_sr=on
Blackmail email scam thread: https://old.reddit.com/Scams/comments/g8jqnthe_blackmail_email_scam_part_5//
Some of these articles are from small, local publications and refer to the scam happening in a specific area. Do not think that this means that the scam won't happen in your area.

Spoofing

Caller ID spoofing
It is very easy for anyone to make a phone call while having any number show up on the caller ID of the person receiving the phone call. Receiving a phone call from a certain number does not mean that the person/company who owns that number has actually called you.
Email spoofing
The "from" field of an email can be set by the sender, meaning that you can receive scam emails that look like they are from legitimate addresses. It's important to never click links in emails unless absolutely necessary, for example a password reset link you requested or an account activation link for an account you created.
SMS spoofing
SMS messages can be spoofed, so be wary of messages that seem to be from your friends or other trusted people.

The most common scams

The fake check scam (Credit to nimble2 for this part)
The fake check scam arises from many different situations (for instance, you applied for a job, or you are selling something on a place like Craigslist, or someone wants to purchase goods or services from your business, or you were offered a job as a mystery shopper, you were asked to wrap your car with an advertisement, or you received a check in the mail for no reason), but the bottom line is always something like this:
General fraudulent funds scams If somebody is asking you to accept and send out money as a favour or as part of a job, it is a fraudulent funds scam. It does not matter how they pay you, any payment on any service can be fraudulent and will be reversed when it is discovered to be fraudulent.
Phone verification code scams Someone will ask you to receive a verification text and then tell you to give them the code. Usually the code will come from Google Voice, or from Craigslist. In the Google version of the scam, your phone number will be used to verify a Google Voice account that the scammer will use to scam people with. In the Craigslist version of the scam, your phone number will be used to verify a Craigslist posting that the scammer will use to scam people. There is also an account takeover version of this scam that will involve the scammer sending a password reset token to your phone number and asking you for it.
Bitcoin job scams
Bitcoin job scams involve some sort of fraudulent funds transfer, usually a fake check although a fraudulent bank transfer can be used as well. The scammer will send you the fraudulent money and ask you to purchase bitcoins. This is a scam, and you will have zero recourse after you send the scammer bitcoins.
Email flooding
If you suddenly receive hundreds or thousands of spam emails, usually subscription confirmations, it's very likely that one of your online accounts has been taken over and is being used fraudulently. You should check any of your accounts that has a credit card linked to it, preferably from a computer other than the one you normally use. You should change all of your passwords to unique passwords and you should start using two factor authentication everywhere.
Boss/CEO scam A scammer will impersonate your boss or someone who works at your company and will ask you to run an errand for them, which will usually be purchasing gift cards and sending them the code. Once the scammer has the code, you have no recourse.
Employment certification scams
You will receive a job offer that is dependent on you completing a course or receiving a certification from a company the scammer tells you about. The scammer operates both websites and the job does not exist.
Craigslist fake payment scams
Scammers will ask you about your item that you have listed for sale on a site like Craigslist, and will ask to pay you via Paypal. They are scamming you, and the payment in most cases does not actually exist, the email you received was sent by the scammers. In cases where you have received a payment, the scammer can dispute the payment or the payment may be entirely fraudulent. The scammer will then either try to get you to send money to them using the fake funds that they did not send to you, or will ask you to ship the item, usually to a re-shipping facility or a parcel mule.
General fraudulent funds scams The fake check scam is not the only scam that involves accepting fraudulent/fake funds and purchasing items for scammers. If your job or opportunity involves accepting money and then using that money, it is almost certainly a frauduent funds scam. Even if the payment is through a bank transfer, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Interac e-Transfer, etc, it does not matter.
Credit card debt scam
Fraudsters will offer to pay off your bills, and will do so with fraudulent funds. Sometimes it will be your credit card bill, but it can be any bill that can be paid online. Once they pay it off, they will ask you to send them money or purchase items for them. The fraudulent transaction will be reversed in the future and you will never be able to keep the money. This scam happens on sites like Craigslist, Twitter, Instagram, and also some dating sites, including SeekingArrangement.
The parcel mule scam
A scammer will contact you with a job opportunity that involves accepting and reshipping packages. The packages are either stolen or fraudulently obtained items, and you will not be paid by the scammer. Here is a news article about a scam victim who fell for this scam and reshipped over 20 packages containing fraudulently acquired goods.
The Skype sex scam
You're on Facebook and you get a friend request from a cute girl you've never met. She wants to start sexting and trading nudes. She'll ask you to send pictures or videos or get on webcam where she can see you naked with your face in the picture. The scam: There's no girl. You've sent nudes to a guy pretending to be a girl. As soon as he has the pictures he'll demand money and threaten to send the pictures to your friends and family. Sometimes the scammer will upload the video to a porn site or Youtube to show that they are serious.
What to do if you are a victim of this scam: You cannot buy silence, you can only rent it. Paying the blackmailer will show them that the information they have is valuable and they will come after you for more money. Let your friends and family know that you were scammed and tell them to ignore friend requests or messages from people they don't know. Also, make sure your privacy settings are locked down and consider deactivating your account.
The underage girl scam
You're on a dating site or app and you get contacted by a cute girl. She wants to start sexting and trading nudes. Eventually she stops communicating and you get a call from a pissed off guy claiming to be the girl's father, or a police officer, or a private investigator, or something else along those lines. Turns out the girl you were sexting is underage, and her parents want some money for various reasons, such as to pay for a new phone, to pay for therapy, etc. There is, of course, no girl. You were communicating with a scammer.
What to do if you are a victim of this scam: Stop picking up the phone when the scammers call. Do not pay them, or they will be after you for more money.
Phishing
Phishing is when a scammer tries to trick you into giving information to them, such as your password or private financial information. Phishing messages will usually look very similar to official messages, and sometimes they are identical. If you are ever required to login to a different account in order to use a service, you should be incredibly cautious.
The blackmail email scam The exact wording of the emails varies, but there are generally four main parts. They claim to have placed software/malware on a porn/adult video site, they claim to have a video of you masturbating or watching porn, they threaten to release the video to your friends/family/loved ones/boss/dog, and they demand that you pay them in order for them to delete the video. Rest assured that this is a very common spam campaign and there is no truth behind the email or the threats. Here are some news articles about this scam.
The blackmail mail scam
This is very similar to the blackmail email scam, but you will receive a letter in the mail.
Rental scams Usually on local sites like Craigslist, scammers will steal photos from legitimate real estate listings and will list them for rent at or below market rate. They will generally be hesitant to tell you the address of the property for "safety reasons" and you will not be able to see the unit. They will then ask you to pay them a deposit and they claim they will ship you the keys. In reality, your money is gone and you will have no recourse.
Craigslist vehicle scams A scammer will list a vehicle on Craigslist and will offer to ship you the car. In many cases they will also falsely claim to sell you the car through eBay or Amazon. If you are looking for a car on Craigslist and the seller says anything about shipping the car, having an agent, gives you a long story about why they are selling the car, or the listing price is far too low, you are talking to a scammer and you should ignore and move on.
Advance-fee scam, also known as the 419 scam, or the Nigerian prince scam. You will receive a communication from someone who claims that you are entitled to a large sum of money, or you can help them obtain a large sum of money. However, they will need money from you before you receive the large sum.
Man in the middle scams
Man in the middle scams are very common and very hard to detect. The scammer will impersonate a company or person you are legitimately doing business with, and they will ask you to send the money to one of their own bank accounts or one controlled by a money mule. They have gained access to the legitimate persons email address, so there will be nothing suspicious about the email. To prevent this, make contact in a different way that lets you verify that the person you are talking to is the person you think you are talking to.
Cam girl voting/viewer scam
You will encounter a "cam girl" on a dating/messaging/social media/whatever site/app, and the scammer will ask you to go to their site and sign up with your credit card. They may offer a free show, or ask you to vote for them, or any number of other fake stories.
Amateur porn recruitment scam
You will encounter a "pornstar" on a dating/messaging/social media/whatever site/app, and the scammer will ask you to create an adult film with hehim, but first you need to do something. The story here is usually something to do with verifying your age, or you needing to take an STD test that involves sending money to a site operated by the scammer.
Hot girl SMS spam
You receive a text from a random number with a message along the lines of "Hey babe I'm here in town again if you wanted to meet up this time, are you around?" accompanied by a NSFW picture of a hot girl. It's spam, and they'll direct you to their scam website that requires a credit card.
Identity verification scam
You will encounter someone on a dating/messaging/social media/whatever site/app, and the scammer will ask that you verify your identity as they are worried about catfishing. The scammer operates the site, and you are not talking to whoever you think you are talking to.
This type of scam teases you with something, then tries to make you sign up for something else that costs money. The company involved is often innocent, but they turn a blind eye to the practice as it helps their bottom line, even if they have to occasionally issue refunds. A common variation takes place on dating sites/dating apps, where you will match with someone who claims to be a camgirl who wants you to sign up for a site and vote for her. Another variation takes place on local sites like Craigslist, where the scammers setup fake rental scams and demand that you go through a specific service for a credit check. Once you go through with it, the scammer will stop talking to you. Another variation also takes place on local sites like Craigslist, where scammers will contact you while you are selling a car and will ask you to purchase a Carfax-like report from a specific website.
Multi Level Marketing or Affiliate Marketing
You apply for a vague job listing for 'sales' on craigslist. Or maybe an old friend from high school adds you on Facebook and says they have an amazing business opportunity for you. Or maybe the well dressed guy who's always interviewing people in the Starbucks that you work at asks if you really want to be slinging coffee the rest of your life. The scam: MLMs are little more than pyramid schemes. They involve buying some sort of product (usually snake oil health products like body wraps or supplements) and shilling them to your friends and family. They claim that the really money is recruiting people underneath you who give you a slice of whatever they sell. And if those people underneath you recruit more people, you get a piece of their sales. Ideally if you big enough pyramid underneath you the money will roll in without any work on your part. Failure to see any profit will be your fault for not "wanting it enough." The companies will claim that you need to buy their extra training modules or webinars to really start selling. But in reality, the vast majority of people who buy into a MLM won't see a cent. At the end of the day all you'll be doing is annoying your friends and family with your constant recruitment efforts. What to look out for: Recruiters love to be vague. They won't tell you the name of the company or what exactly the job will entail. They'll pump you up with promises of "self-generating income", "being your own boss", and "owning your own company." They might ask you to read books about success and entrepreneurs. They're hoping you buy into the dream first. If you get approached via social media, check their timelines. MLMs will often instruct their victims to pretend that they've already made it. They'll constantly post about how they're hustling and making the big bucks and linking to youtube videos about success. Again, all very vague about what their job actually entails. If you think you're being recruited: Ask them what exactly the job is. If they can't answer its probably a MLM. Just walk away.

Phone scams

You should generally avoid answering or engaging with random phone calls. Picking up and engaging with a scam call tells the scammers that your phone number is active, and will usually lead to more calls.
Tax Call
You get a call from somebody claiming to be from your countries tax agency. They say you have unpaid taxes that need to be paid immediately, and you may be arrested or have other legal action taken against you if it is not paid. This scam has caused the American IRS, Canadian CRA, British HMRC, and Australian Tax Office to issue warnings. This scam happens in a wide variety of countries all over the world.
Warrant Call
Very similar to the tax call. You'll get a phone call from an "agent", "officer", "sheriff", or other law enforcement officer claiming that there is a warrant out for your arrest and you will be arrested very soon. They will then offer to settle everything for a fee, usually paid in giftcards.
[Legal Documents/Process Server Calls]
Very similar to the warrant call. You'll get a phone call from a scammer claiming that they are going to serve you legal documents, and they will threaten you with legal consequences if you refuse to comply. They may call themselves "investigators", and will sometimes give you a fake case number.
Student Loan Forgiveness Scam
Scammers will call you and tell you about a student loan forgiveness program, but they are interested in obtaining private information about you or demanding money in order to join the fake program.
Tech Support Call You receive a call from someone with a heavy accent claiming to be a technician Microsoft or your ISP. They inform you that your PC has a virus and your online banking and other accounts may be compromised if the virus is not removed. They'll have you type in commands and view diagnostics on your PC which shows proof of the virus. Then they'll have you install remote support software so the technician can work on your PC, remove the virus, and install security software. The cost of the labor and software can be hundreds of dollars. The scam: There's no virus. The technician isn't a technician and does not work for Microsoft or your ISP. Scammers (primarily out of India) use autodialers to cold-call everyone in the US. Any file they point out to you or command they have you run is completely benign. The software they sell you is either freeware or ineffective. What to do you if you're involved with this scam: If the scammers are remotely on your computer as you read this, turn off your PC or laptop via the power button immediately, and then if possible unplug your internet connection. Some of the more vindictive tech scammers have been known to create boot passwords on your computer if they think you've become wise to them and aren't going to pay up. Hang up on the scammers, block the number, and ignore any threats about payment. Performing a system restore on your PC is usually all that is required to remove the scammer's common remote access software. Reports of identity theft from fake tech calls are uncommon, but it would still be a good idea to change your passwords for online banking and monitor your accounts for any possible fraud. How to avoid: Ignore any calls claiming that your PC has a virus. Microsoft will never contact you. If you're unsure if a call claiming to be from your ISP is legit, hang up, and then dial the customer support number listed on a recent bill. If you have elderly relatives or family that isn't tech savvy, take the time to fill them in on this scam.
Chinese government scam
This scam is aimed at Chinese people living in Europe and North America, and involves a voicemail from someone claiming to be associated with the Chinese government, usually through the Chinese consulate/embassy, who is threatening legal action or making general threats.
Chinese shipping scam
This scam is similar to the Chinese government scam, but involves a seized/suspicious package, and the scammers will connect the victim to other scammers posing as Chinese government investigators.
Social security suspension scam
You will receive a call from someone claiming to work for the government regarding suspicious activity, fraud, or serious crimes connected to your social security number. You'll be asked to speak to an operator and the operator will explain the steps you need to follow in order to fix the problems. It's all a scam, and will lead to you losing money and could lead to identity theft if you give them private financial information.
Utilities cutoff
You get a call from someone who claims that they are from your utility company, and they claim that your utilities will be shut off unless you immediately pay. The scammer will usually ask for payment via gift cards, although they may ask for payment in other ways, such as Western Union or bitcoin.
Relative in custody Scammer claims to be the police, and they have your son/daughtenephew/estranged twin in custody. You need to post bail (for some reason in iTunes gift cards or MoneyGram) immediately or the consequences will never be the same.
Mexican family scam
This scam comes in many different flavours, but always involves someone in your family and Mexico. Sometimes the scammer will claim that your family member has been detained, sometimes the scammer will claim that your family member has been kidnapped, and sometimes the scammer will claim that your family member is injured and needs help.
General family scams
Scammers will gather a large amount of information about you and target your family members using different stories with the goal of gettimg them to send money.
One ring scam
Scammers will call you from an international number with the goal of getting you to return their call, causing you to incur expensive calling fees.

Online shopping scams

THE GOLDEN RULE OF ONLINE SHOPPING: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Dropshipping
An ad on reddit or social media sites like Facebook and Instagram offers items at huge discounts or even free (sometimes requiring you to reblog or like their page). They just ask you to pay shipping. The scam: The item will turn out to be very low quality and will take weeks or even months to arrive. Sometimes the item never arrives, and the store disappears or stops responding. The seller drop-ships the item from China. The item may only cost a few dollars, and the Chinese government actually pays for the shipping. You end up paying $10-$15 dollars for a $4 item, with the scammer keeping the profit. If you find one of these scams but really have your heart set on the item, you can find it on AliExpress or another Chinese retailer.
Influencer scams
A user will reach out to you on a social media platform, usually Instagram, and offer you the chance to partner with them and receive a free/discounted product, as long as you pay shipping. This is a different version of the dropshipping scam, and is just a marketing technique to get you to buy their products.
Triangulation fraud
Triangulation fraud occurs when you make a purchase on a site like Amazon or eBay for an item at a lower than market price, and receive an item that was clearly purchased new at full price. The scammer uses a stolen credit card to order your item, while the money from the listing is almost all profit for the scammer.
Instagram influencer scams
Someone will message you on Instagram asking you to promote their products, and offering you a discount code. The items are Chinese junk, and the offer is made to many people at a time.
Cheap Items
Many websites pop up and offer expensive products, including electronics, clothes, watches, sunglasses, and shoes at very low prices. The scam: Some sites are selling cheap knock-offs. Some will just take your money and run. What to do if you think you're involved with this scam: Contact your bank or credit card and dispute the charge. How to avoid: The sites often have every brand-name shoe or fashion item (Air Jordan, Yeezy, Gucci, etc) in stock and often at a discounted price. The site will claim to be an outlet for a major brand or even a specific line or item. The site will have images at the bottom claiming to be Secured by Norton or various official payment processors but not actual links. The site will have poor grammar and a mish-mash of categories. Recently, established websites will get hacked or their domain name jacked and turned into scam stores, meaning the domain name of the store will be completely unrelated to the items they're selling. If the deal sounds too good to be true it probably is. Nobody is offering brand new iPhones or Beats or Nintendo Switches for 75% off.
Cheap Amazon 3rd Party Items
You're on Amazon or maybe just Googling for an item and you see it for an unbelievable price from a third-party seller. You know Amazon has your back so you order it. The scam: One of three things usually happen: 1) The seller marks the items as shipped and sends a fake tracking number. Amazon releases the funds to the seller, and the seller disappears. Amazon ultimately refunds your money. 2) The seller immediately cancels the order and instructs you to re-order the item directly from their website, usually with the guarantee that the order is still protected by Amazon. The seller takes your money and runs. Amazon informs you that they do not offer protection on items sold outside of Amazon and cannot help you. 2) The seller immediately cancels the order and instructs you to instead send payment via an unused Amazon gift card by sending the code on the back via email. Once the seller uses the code, the money on the card is gone and cannot be refunded. How to avoid: These scammers can be identified by looking at their Amazon storefronts. They'll be brand new sellers offering a wide range of items at unbelievable prices. Usually their Amazon names will be gibberish, or a variation on FIRSTNAME.LASTNAME. Occasionally however, established storefronts will be hacked. If the deal is too good to be true its most likely a scam.
Scams on eBay
There are scams on eBay targeting both buyers and sellers. As a seller, you should look out for people who privately message you regarding the order, especially if they ask you to ship to a different address or ask to negotiate via text/email/a messaging service. As a buyer you should look out for new accounts selling in-demand items, established accounts selling in-demand items that they have no previous connection to (you can check their feedback history for a general idea of what they bought/sold in the past), and lookout for people who ask you to go off eBay and use another service to complete the transaction. In many cases you will receive a fake tracking number and your money will be help up for up to a month.
Scams on Amazon
There are scams on Amazon targeting both buyers and sellers. As a seller, you should look out for people who message you about a listing. As a buyer you should look out for listings that have an email address for you to contact the person to complete the transaction, and you should look out for cheap listings of in-demand items.
Scams on Reddit
Reddit accounts are frequently purchased and sold by fraudsters who wish to use the high karma count + the age of the account to scam people on buy/sell subreddits. You need to take precautions and be safe whenever you are making a transaction online.
Computer scams
Virus scam
A popup or other ad will say that you have a virus and you need to follow their advice in order to remove it. They are lying, and either want you to install malware or pay for their software.

Assorted scams

Chinese Brushing / direct shipping
If you have ever received an unsolicited small package from China, your address was used to brush. Vendors place fake orders for their own products and send out the orders so that they can increase their ratings.
Money flipping
Scammer claims to be a banking insider who can double/triple/bazoople any amount of money you send them, with no consequences of any kind. Obviously, the money disappears into their wallet the moment you send it.

Door to door scams

As a general rule, you should not engage with door to door salesmen. If you are interested in the product they are selling, check online first.
Selling Magazines
Someone or a group will come to your door and offer to sell a magazine subscription. Often the subscriptions are not for the duration or price you were told, and the magazines will often have tough or impossible cancellation policies.
Energy sales
Somebody will come to your door claiming to be from an energy company. They will ask to see your current energy bill so that they can see how much you pay. They will then offer you a discount if you sign up with them, and promise to handle everything with your old provider. Some of these scammers will "slam" you, by using your account number that they saw on your bill to switch you to their service without authorization, and some will scam you by charging higher prices than the ones you agreed on.
Security system scams
Scammers will come to your door and ask about your security system, and offer to sell you a new one. These scammers are either selling you overpriced low quality products, or are casing your home for a future burglary.
They ask to enter your home
While trying to sell you whatever, they suddenly need to use your bathroom, or they've been writing against the wall and ask to use your table instead. Or maybe they just moved into the neighborhood and want to see how you decorate for ideas.
They're scoping out you and your place. They want to see what valuables you have, how gullible you are, if you have a security system or dogs, etc.

Street scams

Begging With a Purpose
"I just need a few more dollars for the bus," at the bus station, or "I just need $5 to get some gas," at a gas station. There's also a variation where you will be presented with a reward: "I just need money for a cab to get uptown, but I'll give you sports tickets/money/a date/a priceless vase."
Three Card Monte, Also Known As The Shell Game
Unbeatable. The people you see winning are in on the scam.
Drop and Break
You bump into someone and they drop their phone/glasses/fancy bottle of wine/priceless vase and demand you pay them back. In reality, it's a $2 pair of reading glasses/bottle of three-buck-chuck/tasteful but affordable vase.
CD Sales
You're handed a free CD so you can check out the artist's music. They then ask for your name and immediately write it on the CD. Once they've signed your name, they ask you for money, saying they can't give it to someone else now. Often they use dry erase markers, or cheap CD sleeves. Never use any type of storage device given to you by a random person, as the device can contain malware.
White Van Speaker Scam
You're approached and offered speakers/leather jackets/other luxury goods at a discount. The scammer will have an excuse as to why the price is so low. After you buy them, you'll discover that they are worthless.
iPhone Street Sale
You're approached and shown an iPhone for sale, coming in the box, but it's open and you can see the phone. If you buy the phone, you'll get an iPhone box with no iPhone, just some stones or cheap metal in it to weigh it down.
Buddhist Monk Pendant
A monk in traditional garb approaches you, hands you a gold trinket, and asks for a donation. He holds either a notebook with names and amounts of donation (usually everyone else has donated $5+), or a leaflet with generic info. This is fairly common in NYC, and these guys get aggressive quickly.
Friendship Bracelet Scam More common in western Europe, you're approached by someone selling bracelets. They quickly wrap a loop of fabric around your finger and pull it tight, starting to quickly weave a bracelet. The only way to (easily) get it off your hand is to pay. Leftover sales
This scam involves many different items, but the idea is usually the same: you are approached by someone who claims to have a large amount of excess inventory and offers to sell it to you at a great price. The scammer actually has low quality items and will lie to you about the price/origin of the items.
Dent repair scams
Scammers will approach you in public about a dent in your car and offer to fix it for a low price. Often they will claim that they are mechanics. They will not fix the dent in your car, but they will apply large amounts of wax or other substances to hide the dent while they claim that the substance requires time to harden.
Gold ring/jewelry/valuable item scam
A scammer will "find" a gold ring or other valuable item and offers to sell it to you. The item is fake and you will never see the scammer again.
Distraction theft
One person will approach you and distract you, while their accomplice picks your pockets. The distraction can take many forms, but if you are a tourist and are approached in public, watch closely for people getting close to you.

General resources

Site to report scams in the United Kingdom: http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
Site to report scams in the United States: https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
Site to report scams in Canada: www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/reportincident-signalerincident/index-eng.htm
Site to report scams in Europe: https://www.europol.europa.eu/report-a-crime/report-cybercrime-online
FTC scam alerts: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts
Microsoft's anti-scam guide: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx
https://www.usa.gov/common-scams-frauds
https://www.usa.gov/scams-and-frauds
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts
https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-fraud-schemes
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2020.04.08 15:05 Beneficial-Thanks How Our Culture’s Obsession With Porn Has Changed Dating Expectations

How Our Culture’s Obsession With Porn Has Changed Dating Expectations
Not long ago, a woman from the United Kingdom named Michelle shared with the internet a text she received from a man she had a lovely date with after meeting on Tinder. I will spare you from having to suffer through the entire message, but the gist is that he sang her praises; he told her she was amazing and someone he could see himself with…except that he didn’t want to pursue a relationship with her because he feared she wasn’t skinny enough.
“I would marry you like a shot if you were a slip of a girl because what you have in that mind of yours is utterly unique, and I really really love it,” he explains.
“So whilst I am hugely turned on by your mind, your face, your personality (and I really, really am), I can’t say the same about your figure,” he continues. “So I can sit there and flirt and have the most incredibly fun evening, but I have this awful feeling that when we got undressed, my body would let me down. I don’t want that to happen, baby.”
First of all, no. Secondly, on what planet does he think that this much honesty is necessary for a first date breakup?

An Issue Deeper Than Skin Deep
This went viral because of course it’s outrageous—but also because it confirms a sneaking suspicion many women have that men are only attracted to one kind of physical beauty, and of course the same can be said of women to men. The truth is that healthy-minded men don’t snub beautiful women because they don’t fit one very narrow standard of beauty. That’s not normal, and it’s not okay. It’s important that you know that.
Here’s the truth about what healthy hetero men find attractive in a woman. Healthy men are attracted to women—and all that entails. Within that is a vast category of stimuli such as chemistry, pheromones, tenor of voice, and the way a woman moves, which has been shaped early in life and varies depending on the guy. We like to call this a “type,” but scientists call it an “arousal template.”
“Choosing a mate based on physical attraction is how we are wired,” Matt Fradd, speaker and executive director of The Porn Effect tells Verily. “That said, pornography can change our sexual template and instill in us unrealistic and unhealthy expectations.”
It used to be believed that arousal templates were fixed (e.g., a leggy blond-loving guy would always be a leggy blond-loving guy), but research now shows that this is not so. According to some recent research, porn addiction can desensitize arousal stimuli and cause a person’s arousal template to change and often escalate to require more extreme stimuli. Fradd clarifies that exposure to arousing visual stimuli, such as porn, can also make us sexually attracted to things we should not be attracted to: “Think (or don’t) of the many weird fetishes out there that people get sucked into,” Fradd notes.
All of the images in porn, or even just in sexy advertisements, can influence what we find attractive—in ourselves and others.

An Impossible Standard of Beauty
The fact is, being surrounded by tons of skinny, naked women, and tons of buff, ripped men has given many people a new standard of beauty or attractiveness.
In 2002 the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy published research showing that when men viewed pictures of centerfold models from Playboy and Penthouse, their judgments about the attractiveness of “average people” were significantly lowered. As disheartening as it may be to hear, men and women in the dating world are constantly comparing themselves and others to unrealistic standards of beauty. This phenomenon is not only messing with our self-esteem, but it’s also impairing our ability to find a mate.
Michelle’s story is evidence of the damage that a warped arousal template can do to someone dating and trying to find love. “And I’m ashamed to say, for a few moments, it worked,” Michelle tells her Tinder date in an open letter. “You stirred a dormant fear that every woman who has ever been a teenage girl has—that it doesn’t matter how funny you are, how clever, how kind, how passionate, how loyal, how determined, or adventurous or vibrant—if you’re a stone overweight, no one will ever find you desirable.”
And for guys, the stigma that only well-endowed muscular guys can be good partners is completely inaccurate and hurtful to males everywhere. Newsflash—real people don’t look like porn stars, so when a porn viewer wires their arousal template to be attracted to one specific type of person, they are potentially setting themselves up to miss out on some awesome mates.
If you have ever felt that way, know that people like Michelle’s Tinder date are unhealthy (clearly)—but the email aside, one certain type of beauty is not the universal type. When you are dating in a pool of healthy-minded mates, one size does not fit all.
I beg all men and women to seriously think about how your type might be influenced by the images and unrealistic fantasies you consume. It’s important for all of us to ask ourselves if the standard of beauty to which we hold those we date—and ourselves—is realistic and if it might be getting in the way of finding real happiness with an authentic man or woman.

Don’t take fake
Porn capitalizes on a lot of unhealthy, false ideas, and these are just a few of them. It sells the idea that someone’s physical appearance and ability to give pleasure is the most important thing about them, and given the exaggerated physical fantasies it portrays as “entertainment,” it’s also actually influencing what consumers find attractive.
We’re raising awareness about the damaging effects of porn because we believe everyone deserves a fighting chance at love and building a healthy relationship. After all, fighting for love means holding out for real relationships that are founded on respect, mutuality, and authenticity.
In the world of porn, body-shaming messages like the one Michelle’s Tinder date sent are totally okay and acceptable because someone’s body is completely disposable and respect doesn’t matter as much as an attraction. Shallow surface-level attraction is the currency in porn, and we’re here to say that’s cheap.
Hold out for something real—hold out for real love.
https://fightthenewdrug.org/why-dating-really-sucks-in-our-porn-saturated-society/
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2020.04.04 21:24 Cucubert 4-4-20 - Comprehensive List of Free Services, Emergency Assistance, Ways we can Help, and Things to Do While We All Quarantine

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2020.04.02 22:55 Cucubert 4-2-20 - Comprehensive List of Free Services, Emergency Assistance, Ways we can Help, and Things to Do While We All Quarantine

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3/24 Update: Added some more general links as well as a new category: Good News and Heroes. My post has reached a length where it doesn't want to let me add anything else. I will begin a new list tomorrow with a link to this one at the top.
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03/28 Update: I am beginning a collaborative project with u/rbevans to create a searchable database of resources since it seems inevitable that I will eventually hit the character limit here on Reddit. I will continue updating daily on Reddit in the meantime, though.
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2020.03.29 08:00 Cucubert 3-29-20 - Comprehensive List of Free Services, Emergency Assistance, Ways we can Help, and Things to Do While We All Quarantine

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3/24 Update: Added some more general links as well as a new category: Good News and Heroes. My post has reached a length where it doesn't want to let me add anything else. I will begin a new list tomorrow with a link to this one at the top.
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3/24 Update: Added some more general links as well as a new category: Good News and Heroes. My post has reached a length where it doesn't want to let me add anything else. I will begin a new list tomorrow with a link to this one at the top.
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3/24 Update: Added some more general links as well as a new category: Good News and Heroes. My post has reached a length where it doesn't want to let me add anything else. I will begin a new list tomorrow with a link to this one at the top.
3/25 Update: Added a few more resources for healthcare workers, and a few other items. I got a hold of quite a few additional entertainment sources so that will be the focus of tomorrow's update.
03/26 Update: Added quite a few user suggested items I hadn't gotten around to, and a special thanks to everyone who has contributed to this list.
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